Cindy Jiban, PhD, writes about what's missing and misguided in oral reading fluency assessment today and how to fix it in this brief white paper.
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Learn more about through-year assessment and why it’s so important to us to develop in this whitepaper from Abby Javurek, Senior Director of Large-Scale Solutions.
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In 2007, NWEA and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute collaborated on The Proficiency Illusion, a study that illustrated the issues created by having each state set its own standards for what constitutes
Preparing students for success in college and the workplace is at the center of educational policy debates across the country. According to a widely-accepted definition, a student who is college ready
This offers an inside look at how one school, district, and education agency have prioritized formative practices and the changes they've seen as a result.
This study examines the No Child Left Behind accountability systems and the basic adequate yearly progress (AYP) rules for 28 states as they operate in practice.
This study examined the utility of response time-based analyses in understanding the behavior of unmotivated test takers.
Over the past few years, federal and state education policies have shifted to require teachers to set student growth goals. This was intended, in part, to focus more attention on accountability for im
This study evaluated the procedures for selecting students to be used as Virtual Comparisons for a study group of 1,000 students in an effort to determine whether the random selection procedures creat
The increasing demand to hold schools accountable for student outcomes has drawn a great deal of attention. It is generally acknowledged that an effective school and school system provides a positivel
On August 7th, 2013, the New York State Education Commissioner, John King, announced the initial results of the state’s new assessment, which was designed to measure college and career readiness relat
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