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”

Psychometrician, Do No Harm

Charlie DePascale (Prepared for presentation on April 18, 2015 at the NCME annual conference in Chicago, IL) Last fall, I was asked to participate in a panel discussion, responding to questions from teachers on the broad topic of making use of assessments and data from assessments in the classroom. Over the course of the winter andContinue reading “Psychometrician, Do No Harm”