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A summer school program for high school English learners who have lived in the U.S. for less than three years increased the number of core courses those students took that are required for graduation.
Mentions: Angela Johnson
Research at NWEA provides insight into rapid-guessing and what it means for students and educators.
Mentions: Steven Wise
A testing company spots disengaged students who are guessing answers too quickly.
The Hechinger Report
Mentions: Steven Wise
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