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Avoiding Overtesting

  • March 23, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Testing is a fact of life in schools. Tests provide a way for teachers to know how students are doing and if the desired learning outcomes were met. For many years, the tests given in…

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How to Measure Student Growth with Screening Data

  • May 12, 2016

By: Yvette Arañas Measuring student growth can help teachers find out whether students are learning or improving in a particular skill. There are a few questions we need to ask ourselves when we measure student growth. These are important questions…

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Communicating Data about Achievement and Growth to Parents

  • November 12, 2015

By: Dr. Peter M. Nelson—Penn State University College of Education We’ve all had moments when we’d like to understand something, but just didn’t quite have the expertise to fully (or even partially) understand the subject matter. Sometimes those situations are…

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