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Best Practices in Data and Assessment

Every month, we share expertise on best practices in standards-based grading, how to streamline assessment systems, and tips to build a culture of meaningful, data-driven decision-making.

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How Assessments Can Hurt Student Learning

Every district, school, and classroom teacher has to develop ways to understand student learning. In the…
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Elementary Math Screener USNS Fall Results

A Reflection on USNS Results after 18 months of Covid-19 Pandemic The elementary math screener Universal…
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Give Teachers the Tools for SBG

  If your school or district embraces a standards-based grading system, your staff has already done…
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Social-Emotional Needs Before, During, and After USNS Interviews

The first weeks of school are an exciting time! Yet many students also feel anxious at…
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Improve Standards-Based Assessment Practices

    Standards-based assessment is the practice of assessing student learning relative to specific learning outcomes.…
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Standards-based Grading Systems and Equity

"He is a C student." "She's bad at math." "These students are failing." Traditional grading systems…
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