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Benchmark Goals for Student Success

  • April 21, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP In order to know if a student is making progress toward specific learning goals, comparison with some type of standard or benchmark of success is needed. The term benchmark is widely used in education to…

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FastBridge Research Foundations

  • March 9, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP FastBridge Learning staff are often asked what is the research base for our assessments. This is an easy question to answer because there are many peer-reviewed published articles that document the strong research foundations for…

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Assessment Literacy: Understanding Student Data

  • August 1, 2016

By: Jessie Kember Assessment is the process of collecting data and information about specific knowledge and/or skills. In schools, an assessment can serve many purposes, including identifying students who might need intervention, improving instruction, or monitoring a student’s progress. Most…

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Truth Telling in Education

  • November 19, 2015

By: Dr. Peter M. Nelson—Penn State University College of Education Truth-telling is a topic that is frequently visited in research. Without too much effort, one can find a handful of researchers who fall short of the bar for honesty each year.…

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Evaluating the Quality of Standardized Assessments

  • October 29, 2015

By Yvette Arañas Selecting the right assessment to use at the class-, school-, or district-wide level can be a daunting task. There are many assessments available on the market, but not all tests are equal in accurately measuring students’ skills.…

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Assessment Literacy: A Priority for All

  • October 22, 2015

By: Dr. Peter M. Nelson—Penn State University College of Education Testing is not a new concept in education—we’ve used tests in some form since children were first crowded into single room schoolhouses. Yet it’s difficult to ignore the increasingly prominent…

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