August 21, 2014

The basics of test score reliability for educators

By Catherine Close, PhD, Psychometrician   Reliability is a broad topic, broad enough to be thesis worthy. So, when I set out to summarize “all things reliability”—in two pages, no less—I didn’t know where to start. Naturally, I procrastinated. When […]
September 4, 2014

Classroom-based assessments: a recipe for success in a time of change

By Lindsay Haas, PhD, Research Analyst Lately, I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving at my house. I’ve found that family members frequently request a favorite side dish, want to try a new recipe, or even offer to help out in the kitchen. […]
September 11, 2014

The over-testing dilemma and a vision of efficiency

By Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs Today’s students are the most tested in history. Teachers feel the pain of over-testing more than most, because they directly witness its effects on their students. They see firsthand the stress many […]
September 18, 2014

Learnalytics®: The promise of learning analytics

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research   This month we’re launching the first phase of Learnalytics®, a website designed to leverage Renaissance’s massive databases and to provide insights into what students know, what they like, and how they learn. […]