Innovations in reporting & assessment
Emerging technologies allow for a variety of methods to assess students and report data specific to the needs of different stakeholders. These various approaches can result in assessments that are more engaging for students, along with reporting that provides more insightful, useful information for students, families, and educators.
Learning styles (LS) have been used for classifying students by their preferences relative to taking information in, processing it and demonstrating their ability in the context of education. This paper investigates the role of LS in K-12 education by considering the manner in which student LS are assessed and the extent to which they have informed K-12 instruction.
By: Deborah Adkins, Meg Guerreiro
This study examines the impact of two “gameful assessment” prototypes on student engagement and teacher perceptions among 391 Grades 3–7 students and 14 teachers in one Midwestern and one Northwestern school.
By: Meg Guerreiro, Chase Nordengren
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.
By: Steven Wise, James Soland, Laurence Dupray
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
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.
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