Achievement Testing

Using Assessments to Evaluate Students for Grade Skipping

Gifted and talented high-achieving students may benefit from grade-skipping or subject acceleration; however, determining whether this is the best choice for an individual child is a complex process.  School policies are often designed to act as a barrier to grade-skipping.  Fewer than 1% of students are grade-skipped (Wells 2009), but other research suggests that a …

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What is the LinkIt test?

What is the LinkIT test?   LinkIt! is not actually a specific test.  Instead, it’s a K-12 Assessment Solution, allowing administrators and/or teachers to build tests using the LinkIT test bank.  When creating a test, administrators can search by standard or skill, question type, difficulty, language, passage genre, passage length, passage complexity, and more. LinkIt has …

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Understanding NWEA MAP(RIT) Scores

The NWEA MAP Test is an adaptive achievement test that allows educators and parents to measure student performance and growth. The test creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to student responses. The NWEA MAP test is offered in more than 7,400 schools nationwide. Unlike many tests, the NWEA MAP test provides each student with a unique set of questions based on their responses to previous questions.

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