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8018 ReadsOct. 20, 2021 | Josh Goodman, Research Assistant, Achieve3000
Achieve3000 Literacy’s Goal Tracker: Utilizing Data to Improve Instruction
Our research team put together a Frequently Asked Questions document to help our customers understand exactly what the Goal Tracker is and does. The first question on that document is “What is the Goal Tracker.” They answered that question with a simple statement: “The Goal Tracker provides information to help track students’ monthly progress towards proficiency targets on the state assessment test.” While that statement is accurate, the Goal Tracker does so much more.
11882 ReadsAug. 26, 2021 | Dr. Doug Fisher, Professor of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University
How to Create Authentic Formative Assessments Online
Regularly checking for understanding is an important way to keep your students invested in their academic progress. But assessing students online can be challenging, regardless of grade level. Following are some proven assessment techniques you can use to help your students become active learners and increase their chances for higher learning gains.
12532 ReadsAug. 9, 2021 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Assessment Scores for English Learners
On average, students who used Achieve3000 Literacy improved by 67 scale score points on the STAAR reading assessment from spring 2017 to spring 2018. Notably, students who completed 80 or more lessons* and who maintained an average first-try score of 75 percent or above on the embedded assessment, demonstrated the largest increase of 90 scale score points.
15087 ReadsMay 5, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Student Assessment and Evaluation: Measuring Growth Versus Measuring Achievement
Expected growth and assessment are part of all successful teaching plans. The general expectation is that for every year in school students will accumulate a year’s worth of new knowledge, but how do we successfully assess students...
10753 ReadsAug. 20, 2020 | Dimitres Pantelidis, Principal P.S. 171 Patrick Henry, NYC, New York
Our Journey to a Data-Informed School Culture
National education policy over the last decade has emphasized college- and career-ready standards. This translated to states and school systems exploring new ways to support students while reporting on accountability measures...
15302 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Reading Scores
In the spring of 2017-2018, Achieve3000 analyzed the performance of students in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and how that performance was impacted...
13243 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Florida District Boosts Student Performance on NWEA Map and FSA ELA
District leaders felt these solutions were a great fit, because they are proven to accelerate reading comprehension, fluency, writing proficiency, and vocabulary development. They used Smarty Ants for students in grades...
13215 ReadsJan. 17, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Largest Reading Study Ever Shows Accelerated Growth for Every Student
Accelerated growth is any growth above a student’s expected growth. Achieve3000 is especially committed to making accelerated literacy growth possible for more students, especially below grade-level readers...
17311 ReadsNov. 6, 2019 | Adam Bowen, Principal, New Buffalo Elementary School, Michigan
How We Increased Engagement and Improved Outcomes
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, 53 percent of our third-grade students performed at the “proficient” level on the M-STEP English language arts end-of year administration exam. While this was almost 10 percentage points...