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How young learners excel at this Ohio charter school

Ohio

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Stepstone Academy is a Cleveland-based, urban charter school with an innovative blended learning model. Stepstone’s leaders knew they needed a research-based assessment like MAP Growth K-2 to support differentiation and...

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Comprehensive Assessment Planning

Washington

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North Mason Schools began using MAP assessments in 2007, testing 2nd through 8th graders three times a year to assess their readiness for state exams. But individual schools and classrooms...

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CICS West Belden Provides a Truly Personalized Experience with MAP Skills

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CICS West Belden in Chicago has embraced personalized learning and integrated technology, formative assessment, and progress monitoring tools into each classroom. Each student has individual skills to work on in...

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Make Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter

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Read Make Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter, the 2016 national survey conducted by NWEA and Gallup, to learn what students, parents, and educators really think about assessment. With...

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MAP Growth College Readiness Benchmarks Study

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NWEA™ has completed a study to predict performance on the ACT® achievement tests in reading and mathematics using scores on the MAP® Growth™ assessments for reading and mathematics for students...

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NWEA Guidance on the Creation of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

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Not only do the definitions of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) vary across the country, but the requirements for the content of SLOs vary as well, with some more aligned than...

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Effects of Item Bank Design and Item Selection Methods on Content Balance and Efficiency in Computerized Adaptive Reading Tests with Mix of Short and Long Passages Aligned to Common Core State Standards

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This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, April 2015 in Chicago IL.  Author: Shudong Wang

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Private Schools Monitor Early Learning with CPAA

California

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Fairmont Schools, a private school network in California, began using the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) in 2009 and currently uses it at all four of its primary schools to...

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Building a Culture of Success

Minnesota

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MAP Growth Case study Wayzata, MN High schools used MAP Math 6+ to help measure progress and evaluate program effectiveness. Wayzata high school offers a rigorous math program in which...

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Validation of Longitudinal Achievement Constructs of Vertically Scaled Computerized Adaptive Tests: A Multiple-Indicator, Latent-Growth Modeling Approach

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Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. By Shudong Wang, Hong Jiao and Liru Zhang

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The Effects of Mixture Distribution of Calibration Sample on the Accuracy of Rasch Item Parameter Estimations in Computerized Adaptive Tests

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Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). By Shudong Wang

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An Application of Propensity Score Stratification Using Multilevel Models: Do Charter Schools Make a Difference in Student Achievement and Growth?

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Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. By Yun Xiang and Shudong Wang

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The Effect of Nonignorable Missing Data in Computerized Adaptive Test on Item Fit Statistics for Polytomous Item Response Models

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Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education By Shudong Want, Hong Jiao and Yun Xiang

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Student Test-Taking Effort and the Assessment of Student Growth in Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

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Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013. Authors: Steven L. Wise, Lingling Ma, John Cronin, Robert...

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Construct Validity and Measurement Invariance of Computerized Adaptive Testing: Application to Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis

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There are many challenges to providing validity evidence for CAT tests because of its uniqueness compared to fixed form tests. This study, using real data, provides empirical evidence of construct...

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Westfield – Instituting Program Level Change

Indiana

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The Westfield-Washington Schools is located above the state capitol in Hamilton County, Indiana. This largely affluent and high-performing community has a K-12 population of 6,100, with six elementary (K-4) schools...

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An Investigation of Instructional Effects on Student Growth in Mathematics with Repeated Measures Using Computerized-Adaptive Tests

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This paper was presented at the 2012 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Annual Conference. By Liru Zhang and Shudong Wang

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An Investigation of the Relationship between Time of Testing and Test-Taking Effort

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This study investigated the relationships between when a test is administered and the amount of test-taking effort exhibited by examinees. Three time-related variables were investigated: the time of year the...

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