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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
As March Madness draws to a close, basketball fans have more to worry about than just bracket busters in upcoming years. Several tournament teams will need to ratchet up their athletes’ academic …
Author: Beth Tarasawa
Topics: Research & thought leadership
I mean it. I really do. Let me explain why as quickly as I can.
First, what do I mean by error?
Think about a typical state test – it’s a paper and pencil test designed to measure proficiency …
Author: Andrew Hegedus
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 …
“How is it possible that our students are showing good growth on the MAP test but failing to meet proficiency on our state test?”
This question arises occasionally with NWEA partner school …
When I work with partners these days, questions about the Common Core and its implications for assessment always come up. I like to answer these questions simply and conceptually knowing that this …
We know that in the US, educational attainment is the largest predictor of earning power. And now more than ever, a college education is necessary to secure a good job. This trend, coupled with …
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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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