Reconciling long-term education policy goals with short-term school accountability models
Learn more about the effect of seasonality on estimates of school effectiveness and how ignoring summer loss can impact which schools are identified as low performers.
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The 2020 MAP Growth Norms report presents mathematics, reading, language arts and science achievement and growth patterns for students attending public schools across the U.S. It includes details on the methodological approach, information on MAP Growth assessments, the tested student population and post-stratification weighting, growth modeling, and implications of the study for research and practice, as well as tables showing student and school status and growth norms, status percentiles, growth distributions, and growth percentiles
The Achievement Status and Growth (ASG) Calculator is a tool to help you estimate and manage growth goals with your student. The ASG calculator allows you to determine the percentile rank of the test score you received. With your score, it will also help you predict, and evaluate, your performance on future tests.
This research uses interim assessment test results to measure the impact of prior year attendance on starting achievement the following year. Results show the impacts are significant and persistent.
New research predicts steep COVID learning losses will widen already dramatic achievement gaps within classrooms
New research conducted by the nonprofit assessment organization NWEA predicts that teachers are likely to see an even broader array of achievement gaps when schools reopen.
Many questions remain as experts weigh options for getting children back into the classroom.
The New York Times (2020, June 6)
The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps. Catching up in the fall won’t be easy.
The New York Times (2020, June 5)
Does entering school older give students an edge? New research suggests an early advantage may fade in later grades.