This week, the New York State Department of Education released the results of last year’s NYS Grades 3-8 Assessment Data. At first glance, it would appear that our student test results improved in every category in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments. However, due to the State’s new two-session test design and performance standards, the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and math results cannot be compared with prior-year results. The new baseline established this year will enable comparisons with student scores in 2019 and 2020.
I have often cautioned against an over-reliance on student assessment data…. Continue reading Dr. Pritchard’s blog post.