If a tree falls in the forest…

“…once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in professional journals – and there it stayed.  However, my colleagues and I learned things we thought people needed to know.” The quote above from an EdWeek commentary is Carol Dweck’s explanation for why she published her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Likewise, asContinue reading “If a tree falls in the forest…”

One in a Million, A Million to One

Interpreting Individual Student Performance on a Large-scale Assessment This is the third, and final, installment in a series of three posts based on a workshop presented in April 2015 at the annual conference of the New England Educational Research Organization. Across the land, there is a call for state assessments to provide more, better, andContinue reading “One in a Million, A Million to One”

The Best That We Can Do – Communicating Assessment and Measurement Information

Little ditty about Jack and Diane Two American kids growin’ up in the heartland Diane’s college-ready, Jackie – not so sure They took the new ISTEP, and got the same score   Charlie DePascale – This is the first in a series of three posts adapted from a workshop conducted at the 2015 annual conferenceContinue reading “The Best That We Can Do – Communicating Assessment and Measurement Information”