Gain insights from policy, advocacy, research, and statewide assessment experts from NWEA and across the nation as they examine complex challenges in education and illuminate opportunities for federal and state leaders to ensure that all students have excellent opportunities to learn.
There are many misconceptions blocking innovation in state summative assessments. One is security. Existing policies related to assessment security may be doing more harm than good.
An antiquated …
Author: Chloe Torres, NWEA
Topics: Policy & advocacy
As my colleagues have discussed in earlier Teach. Learn. Grow. posts, there are common misconceptions holding state summative assessments back from innovating at scale. I’d like to look at the use …
Author: Yong Luo, NWEA
As I mentioned in “Misconceptions preventing innovation and improvement in state assessments,” there’s more we can do to better meet the needs of students, educators, teachers, and …
Author: Katie Carroll, NWEA
As our nation’s educators remain hard at work trying to move the needle for students who have not yet rebounded from COVID-19 impacts on schooling, we’re hit with difficult news: older …
Many common misconceptions and barriers are holding states back from innovating and improving summative assessments, including the value of subscores. Assessment subscores, as they’re used right …
Author: Karen Barton, NWEA
The purpose of state assessment systems has been hotly debated over the past 20 years. State assessments are designed to ensure every child has access to an equitable and excellent education, but are …
Over the next two months, at least 25 million elementary, middle, and high school students nationwide will sit down for state exams in reading, math, and science. Most caregivers will want …
Author: Chad Aldeman, freelance writer
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Educators-turned-advocates share how the pandemic will change education policy, and the ways it already has.
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