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.
What are the most important trends in assessment we will see in 2020? Matt Lisk, Senior Vice President at New Meridian, addresses the issue.
The importance of high-quality classroom tasks was highlighted in a recent study published by TNTP, The Opportunity Myth. Researchers observed and analyzed nearly 1,000 lessons over two years and found the majority of classroom assignments are not aligned to grade-level expectations.
Each fall, as we approach the end of the season for statewide score reporting, I find it helpful to reflect on trends in how students performed across the country and lessons learned from another year of testing.
Education experts from all over the country convened in New Hampshire in late September to discuss how states and school districts can make better use of interim assessments.
A Q&A with Tracy Gardner, Chief Assessment Officer at New Meridian.
Several times a year, The Prime gives readers an in-depth look at the thought process that goes into the production of New Meridian test questions and Literary Analysis Tasks. The goal is to better understand how test items align with academic standards to produce high-quality assessments.