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End of School Year Reminders

  • May 12, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the school year winds down, it is important to plan for how your school will save certain FastBridge Assessment records for future use. Such future use can include students attending summer school who will…

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Understanding Norms

  • May 1, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP For an assessment to be helpful, it needs a basis for comparison. This is true whether the assessment is school-based or related to other aspects of life. For example, health care providers routinely measure blood…

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Selecting Math Progress Measures

  • April 6, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP The FastBridge Learning system has many math assessments that teachers can use to monitor student progress. In order for such monitoring to be effective the progress measure must match the skill that the student is learning…

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Communicating with Parents about Student Data

  • July 26, 2016

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP With the recent increase in assessments used in schools, parents often have questions about how their children are doing.  Often, the test reports created for teachers and administrators are not appropriate for parents. Still, schools need…

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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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