Better understand student assessments and data with insights from Renaissance.
Did you know there is no universally accepted method to determine a year’s growth in a year’s time? It’s true! Watch this short video to learn more about growth expectations and download the SGP Special Report Special Report.
How is it possible for one assessment to predict a student’s future performance on a different assessment? The key is linking studies. With linking studies, we can use one test to predict performance on another test. Watch this short video to learn more or check out our recent post on high-stakes tests.
Data makes it possible to predict a student’s future performance on state summative exams. Watch this short video to learn more or check out our recent post on high-stakes tests.
Monitor the progress of students in intervention
Need guidance interpreting student progress using Star’s Progress Monitoring report? Looking for more information on monitoring students? Watch this short video to learn more or check out how Renaissance supports MTSS/RTI.
Estimated oral reading fluency
What’s the purpose of estimated oral reading fluency? What is it? What should we do with it? Does it matter in older grades? Watch this short video to learn more and check out these 15 tips to motivate students to read.
Why tests scores fluctuate
Do students’ tests scores fluctuate between tests? Unsure what to do next? Watch this short video to learn more and check out Renaissance’s Dr. Dianne Henderson, a psychometrician experienced in innovative test design, as she puts the science of assessment into meaningful terms for today’s education leaders here.
Criterion-referenced and norm-referenced tests
Even an assessment expert couldn’t tell the difference between a criterion-referenced test and a norm-referenced test just by looking at the two of them. So, what’s the difference? Watch this short video to find out or read about the differences in more detail here.
Valid and reliable results in just 20 minutes? It’s true! Watch this short video to learn more about adaptive testing or check out our recent post on the 170-year history of American assessments.
Types of assessments
Knowing the different types of assessments helps you determine if you should assess students, which students to assess, what type of assessment to use, and when and how often to use them. Watch this short video to learn more about the different types of assessments or check out our recent post on the 170-year history of American assessments.
State-specific learning progressions help educators nationwide personalize and target their classroom instruction. Watch this short video to learn more about learning progressions or check out how Renaissance uses learning progressions to help educators create personalized learning paths for students.
With so many skills to teach and so little time, where should educators focus their efforts for optimal student growth? Research shows that certain skills lay the foundations for future learning, making them essential and non-negotiable. These are focus skills. Watch this short video to learn more about focus skills or check out this webinar breaking down focus skills.
Mastery and mastery-based learning are gaining traction in education circles. So how is the concept of mastery like building a house? Watch this short video to find out and check out this whitepaper from Renaissance about the mastery model here.
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