A blog on state practices around annual assessments by former educator and policy expert Dale Chu! Dale writes about K-12 academic assessments and makes sense of the data, facts, and myths about them.
Select a state to see which assessments were used in grades 3-8 since the 2014-15 school year.
o Non-consortia Assessment
o Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia
o The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
The Roswell Daily Record | Lisa Dunlap
Two New Mexico educational policy groups are urging state leaders to choose student assessments that will maintain high standards and provide accurate and timely data to parents, students and school leaders.
NWEA | Monica Rodriguez
A confident understanding of assessment helps teachers meet their students’ needs early, when it’s easier to close achievement gaps and pave the way to a long and successful academic career. Our 2016 post “Why we need assessment literacy as part of teacher preparation” touched on this critical topic.
WSBTV | Steve Gehlbach and Craig Lucie
School districts around the state are pouring over results from this year’s Georgia Milestone Tests. Across the state, reading scores went up three points. Math scores were up one point for fifth-graders. For Atlanta Public Schools, the district saw their highest scores ever. Two years ago, half the district showed gains year-to-year. This year, it’s nearly 90%.