A Twitter spat illustrates how complicated it can be to determine what scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress really say about student learning.
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June 15, 2016
June 02, 2016
The New York state education department announced it was releasing 75 percent of the multiple-choice items from its 2016 common-core-aligned math and English/language arts tests, up from 50 percent last year.
May 24, 2016
The NAEP long-term trend assessments in reading and math won't be given again until 2024, which means there will be a 12-year gap in what had been a particularly constant set of data.
May 17, 2016
The first study to explore how well PARCC predicts college grades and remediation finds only modest correlations to both, but concludes that PARCC's cutoff score does reflect college-level work.
May 17, 2016
Girls and suburban students outperformed boys and citydwellers on NAEP's first all-digital 2014 science and technology exam, but those gaps were still dwarfed by gaps between socioeconomic and racial groups.
May 05, 2016
NWEA, which makes the MAP tests, commissioned a poll that found educators, parents, and students value classroom testing and formative tests because they help improve teaching and learning.
April 29, 2016
When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most recent 12th grade scores haven't caused the same kind of finger-pointing.
April 27, 2016
Much like their 4th and 8th grade peers, high school seniors have lost ground in math over the last two years, according to the most recent scores on a national achievement test.
April 13, 2016
Less than two years after it started a leading-edge readiness assessment for kindergarten students, Maryland backs off, saying it takes too much time away from instruction.
April 04, 2016
Draft rules on assessment, released late last week, would allow districts to use the SAT, ACT, or college-placement tests as their high school test for accountability.