Teachers and parents are extraordinarily apprehensive about where students stand academically. Early studies show that the impact of lost learning time, compounded with summer learning loss, could be substantial.
Prompted perhaps by the recent release of disappointing NAEP reading scores, many state education leaders are asking, what aren’t we getting right about literacy instruction?
Are our schools starving students of important historical, cultural, literary, and technical knowledge by focusing reading instruction exclusively on developing reading skills without teaching content knowledge?
Anecca Robinson is no stranger to interim assessment. In fact, she creates her own. A few years ago, she and her team began developing interim assessments to prepare for the end-of-year summative tests.
How well does the National Assessment of Educational Progress align to state education standards and assessments, and should that alignment improve? Tell us what you think.
We ask Kristopher John, vice president for product strategy, how assessment will change in the next 5 to 10 years.
Research confirms that an inquiry-based approach that expects students to delve deeply into an area of study and make connections among ideas and areas of knowledge within and across disciplines strengthens understanding, retention and the transfer of knowledge.
Recent disappointing results on NAEP and PISA have prompted many policy makers and pundits to question the billions of dollars invested in large-scale, standards-based reform initiatives.
There are plenty of U.S. school systems that are larger than Department of Defense Education Activity.But none can say they operate across 10 different time zones, with schools in 11 foreign countries, seven states and two U.S. territories.
Juan D’Brot and Erika Landl are senior associates at the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. The Prime caught up with them as they finish a busy year.