The Prime Issue 12

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.

The Prime Issue 11

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?

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?

In D.C. School, ‘Assessment Becomes a Tool’

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.

Should NAEP Be More Aligned to State Standards?

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.

The Prime Issue 10

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.

‘What is Tested is What Gets Taught’

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.

Assessment is Vital to DoDEA’s Mission

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.