Resources

10/23/2017

Dr. Melissa Saunders, the Executive Director of Student Achievement for Manassas City Public Schools in Virginia, speaks with Alex Grodd, BetterLesson's CEO, about the theory vs. the practice of adopting technology. Melissa discusses empowering teachers to drive student learning, and retaining teachers through high-quality professional development.

Type: Podcast
10/10/2017

The Challenge: Build community trust and pass a bond referendum after 10 years and two failures
The Solution: An exchange that let the community easily share and prioritize each other’s thoughts
Results: increased trust and involvement from the community - Passed bond referendum with 67% in favor

Type: Case Study
10/6/2017

Three communities, two aging school buildings, one conversation. Pentucket partners with Thoughtexchange® to discover common interests and bring people together around a facilities vision.

Type: Case Study
10/2/2017

See how teachers at Statesboro High School in Georgia increased their students’ geometry proficiency 84 percent using PLC’s, item banks and Illuminate DnA

Type: Case Study
10/2/2017

Current college and career readiness standards target deep content knowledge and complex skills in reading, writing, language, and mathematics. These qualities are essential building blocks for the knowledge, skills, and abilities students need to be prepared for higher education or career training.

Type: Additional Resources
10/2/2017

This eBook aims to do two things. First, it’s to help you understand the components of a comprehensive balanced district assessment program. Second, this resource will outline the steps to creating an intelligent, efficient, cost-effective system of assessments that can support stakeholder decision-making and enhance student outcomes at all levels.

Type: White Paper
10/2/2017

The following checklist features the functions and capabilities that should be evaluated in a data reporting and assessment delivery system.

Type: Additional Resources
10/2/2017

This eBook provides a basic overview on how social and emotional learning (SEL) impacts student achievement. It also gives tips on how to gather data, recommendations for evidenced-based programs, and other considerations related to SEL.

Type: White Paper
9/21/2017

The 2016-2017 Impact Report highlights the sustained success our district partners continue to see in student achievement, student engagement, and teacher efficacy. The Report looks at how districts over challenges to meet the needs of all learners.

Type: White Paper
9/7/2017

Build Customized Assessments and Grow Local Capabilities

Work with our assessment experts to:

  • Audit your existing assessment program or system
  • Create affordable, customized district-wide assessments based on your objectives and curricula scope and sequence
  • Build NGSS*-aligned district-wide common science assessments
  • Provide professional development for scoring and interpreting data.
Type: Additional Resources
9/7/2017

Boston Public Schools had a challenge.
With multiple curricula, how could educators assess student learning consistently and accurately across 125 different schools? They needed to measure all students’ progress toward grade-level standards in a fair and equitable way.
How did they solve it?
Boston leaders worked with Measured Progress to design a customized assessment program through the Test Construction Service. The result? They gained rigorous assessments aligned to state standards that support improved learning for more than 50,000 students.

Type: Case Study
9/7/2017

Strong Measurement. Better Learning. eMPower Assessments™ provide the only assessment solution for grades 3–8 that gives a direct predictive connection to the SAT® Suite of Assessments. Together, eMPower and the SAT Suite of Assessments represent a comprehensive approach to assessment that yields valid and reliable data to show growth over time.

Type: Additional Resources
9/7/2017

Robust accountability solution for grades 3–8. A new approach to statewide assessment, eMPower Assessments(tm) was developed to college and career readiness standards.

Type: Additional Resources
9/7/2017

The Measured Progress Formative Content Bank is a set of premium formative assessment items and preconfigured quizzes designed to help teachers gather classroom evidence of student learning. Using the Formative Content Bank, teachers can confidently build quizzes and tests that provide meaningful evidence of student understanding and make informed instructional decisions.

Type: Additional Resources
9/7/2017

Quality without Compromise

High-quality assessment begins with strong content:

  • Evidence-centered design: Defined outcomes and evidence that lead to the most valid measurement.
  • Certified WebbAlign® DOK Partner: Accurate identification of cognitive complexity.
  • 100% original item development: No recycling, cloning, or retrofitting.
  • Continuous research and development to provide you with better tools and resources.
Type: Additional Resources

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