Mapping the road to college
By: Greg King
College Explorer from NWEA® helps students, parents, and teachers develop pathways to higher education. This powerful tool links MAP® Growth™ scores with national benchmarks for colleges, universities, and even specific majors. Together with goal setting and parent conferences, College Explorer can help students develop a plan, consider new possibilities, and put post-secondary dreams within reach.See More
Social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies like self-efficacy and conscientiousness can be predictive of long-term academic achievement. But they can also be difficult to measure. In a new study led by NWEA’s James Soland, researchers investigated whether assessment metadata – the way students approach tests and surveys – can provide useful SEL data to schools and educators. Soland joins CPRE research specialist Tesla DuBois to discuss his findings, their implications, and the promise and limitations of student metadata in general.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education Knowledge Hub podcast
Mentions: James Soland
This study measures the effect of adopting statewide articulation agreement policies on college enrollment, associate degree attainment, and bachelor’s degree attainment using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data Systems (IPEDS).
By: Greg King
Topics: College & career readiness
Identifying naturally occurring direct assessments of social-emotional competencies: The promise and limitations of survey and assessment disengagement metadata
In this study we conducted a literature review to investigate whether assessment metadata (typically data relevant to how students behave on a test or survey) can provide information on SEL constructs. Implications of this new source of SEL data for practice, policy, and research are discussed.
By: James Soland, Gema Zamarro, Albert Cheng, Collin Hitt
This article investigates the efficacy of a summer credit recovery program aimed at expanding high school newcomer ELs’ access to academic subjects.
By: Angela Johnson
How do you help make sure students give their best effort on testing day? New research on student test engagement shows how proctor notification can make a significant impact.
Can technology-enhanced items increase student engagement on assessments? A new study provides insight.