Symposium: Next Generation Reporting: Communicating Data about Achievement and Growth to Stakeholders

Wednesday, June 24, 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Harbor E (Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego)
  • Gallagher_Reporting in Times of Change_ NCSA_June 2015.pptx (138.8 kB)
  • Handouts
  • Beyond A Single Estimate- Conquering Education Data Complexity with Reporting.pdf (1.7 MB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Assessments yield valuable reports on student progress and performance
    In the 13 years since the enactment of the No Child Left Behind [NCLB] Act of 2001, guidelines for developing and using score reports by test publishers, state and district agencies, educators, parents, and students have evolved. Student performance reports are used in nearly every state for accountability purposes at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. Given the high stakes nature of reporting results from measures of student achievement, academic growth, and teacher effectiveness, state and district education agencies need guidance in monitoring existing practices to ensure that they continue to meet all standards for ethical and responsible reporting. To what extent are these reporting practices yielding accurate and interpretable score reports that are meaningful and useful to diverse audiences? This presentation will facilitate discussions about the appropriateness and usefulness of score reports through which results are communicated to their intended audiences.