Building a Better Assessment Future 2022August 3 - 4, 2022
Why Build a Better Assessment Future? More than at any other time in recent history, educators and policymakers recognize the need to provide an education…
In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
Measuring Student Growth: So Much More than Subtracting Two Numbers The measurement of student growth is receiving increased attention in public education. The measurement of changes in student achievement present a number of challenges compared to measuring other sorts of student growth such as height or weight. Because of these challenges, a variety of methodologies have been developed to measure and communicate student growth. Each of these models can provide useful information, but only if they are well understood by all who make use of them. This presentation will present aspects of the measurement of student growth that must be understood regardless of the growth model employed. Various growth models that are currently in use will also be presented and explained. Characteristics of each model that potentially impact how and when they should be used will also be covered. Guiding Questions 1.Why are there so many models available to measure student growth? 2.What should we be concerned about in addition to the growth model that we select? 3.Which is the best growth model to use?Event Resources
Measuring Student Growth: So Much More than Subtracting Two Numbers