Who Moved the Mathematics?: The Need for IMPACT
This American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) article examines the three key areas of mathematics teaching and learning: ways of doing, ways of thinking and habits of thinking.Read more
Spanish MAP Reading Fluency content guide
This document presents the test design and specifications for Spanish MAP Reading Fluency.
By: Kayla McLaughlin, John Newburn, Carmen Hall, Mary Ann Simpson
Products: MAP Reading Fluency, MAP Spanish
Topics: Test design, Academic content, Assessments in Spanish
Arguing about the effectiveness of assessments for the classroom
Approaches to test score use and test purpose lack the well-developed methodological guidelines and established sources of evidence available for intended score interpretation. We argue in this paper that this lack fails to reflect the ultimate purpose of a test score—to help solve an important problem faced by intended test users.
Proportional relationships decluttered—at last!
Math experts detail an elegant new approach to teaching this conceptual cornerstone of advanced mathematics.
Topics: Math & STEM, Academic content
5 Guiding Principles for Improving Reading Fluency Assessment
This Michigan Association of Superintendents and Principles blog post examines 5 Guiding Principles for Improving Reading Fluency Assessment
Topics: Test design, Academic content, Reading & language arts
The Role of Equity in the Assessment of English Learners
This Language Magazine article discusses testing English Language Learners in their native/home language
Topics: Equity, Academic content, Accessibility, English Language Learners
How Teachers and Families Can Help Students Build Reading Fluency Over the Summer
In this Education Post article, Cindy Jiban discusses research showing that kids in the primary grades typically return from summer break with slower and less accurate oral reading. But this doesn’t have to be the case: we can set kids up for growth in fluency instead.
Topics: Seasonal learning patterns & summer loss, Academic content, Reading & language arts
How the Primary Grades Can Save Us: Growing American Reading Comprehension
When recent NAEP results came out, the bleak headline was that American students are not getting better at reading comprehension. When the NAEP folks convened a panel of reading experts in early April, the primary grades got called out as one potential culprit. So what needs re-evaluating in K-3 literacy? One reasonable place to look is at oral reading fluency and the foundational skills that feed word decoding.
Topics: Early learning, Academic content, Reading & language arts