We’ve been encouraged by the attention received thus far from journalists, bloggers, and the general public about our study, “Do High Flyers Maintain Their Altitude? Performance Trends of Top …
Author: Michael Dahlin
Topics: Research & thought leadership, Assessment basics
Do the percentiles reported on MAP reports equate to specific standard scores, as one would normally find in a normal distribution of scores (Bell Curve)? E.g., does the 16th percentile …
Getting students to apply and demonstrate their true level of proficiency while taking assessments is a challenge for every classroom teacher. If we think the student is not demonstrating their …
Author: Kelly Goodrich
Topics: Assessment basics
The one question I get asked most frequently from partners has to do with the accuracy of test scores, specifically in the context of whether a student has given appropriate effort on the test. This …
Author: Nate Jensen
This morning when I stepped on my bathroom scale and felt that familiar twinge of guilt and disappointment, I quickly reminded myself that bathroom scales are imperfect measuring devices. In all …
As we approach the end of the school year, I’ve started to receive an increasing number of questions from partner schools and districts about how to interpret the growth of students. More …
As assessment data is increasingly used in high stakes evaluations, a major area of discussion is the alignment between the assessment and the responsibility to teach content in accordance with the …
Author: Andrew Hegedus
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Lots of kids dread math. You can help them love it. Get advice on how from our Teach. Learn. Grow. math experts in our latest ebook.
There’s a lot policymakers can do to support schools during COVID-19. We talked with experts Evan Stone and LaTanya Pattillo about what to focus on during SY21–22.
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Effective literacy instruction must rely on the science of reading and best practices in balanced literacy.
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