NWEA has published Make Assessment Matter, a new report that describes what teachers, students and district administrators believe about assessment. Based on public opinion research conducted by Grunwald & Associates, this report is intended to help inform the dialogue on assessment and keep the focus on student learning. Key findings: Students want a voice on assessments […]
The typical array of statistics on student achievement can be discouraging – low graduation rates, significant numbers of kids growing up in generational poverty, and double digit percentages of students failing to achieve critical benchmarks in reading and math, the gateway subjects that unlock upper level learning. There is another, more nuanced narrative to be […]
[ted id=1667] An informative presentation by Andreas Schleicher, delivered at TEDGlobal 2012. He describes PISA, a global measurement sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that ranks countries against one another and provides data to help schools improve. Offers valuable insights about why some school systems around the world outperform others.