By Richard Capone, CEO/Co-Founder of Let’s Go Learn, Inc. Florida announced on March 15, 2022 that it is dropping FSA, its end-of-year state test, and replacing it with three shorter progress assessments to be given in the fall, winter, and spring of each year. It is the first state to recognize that high-stakes testing has indeed
When a test is not using a fixed form or fixed set of questions but instead adjusts based on input from the test-taker, it is computer-adaptive. The idea is that the questions change based on the students’ responses as they are taking the test. In practice, there are many different types of computer-adaptive tests.
Having worked in test development for over two decades, I’ve seen educational testing dramatically evolve over the years. This evolution has occurred not only in the use of technology to assess students, but also in people’s understanding of what testing is all about. I am happy to say that this understanding of testing by
This article assumes that you already understand the basic tenets of Response to Intervention (RtI) and will focus on how RtI can be improved and evolved to better meet the needs of students, as well as fit the technologies and conditions in today’s classrooms and districts. If you need a refresher on RtI,
By Richard Capone, Let’s Go Learn, Inc. Standards-based testing in the classroom has been the de facto method for K-12 educational testing. State standards set the target for teachers to teach towards and students to work towards. Administrators use interim assessments, sometimes by the states themselves, or some other benchmark test for quarterly evaluations