“Given the volume and the nature of the interruptions” to online ISTEP+ exams last spring, testing expert Richard Hill believes his finding — that those disruptions had no measurable negative impact on students’ scores — “certainly will come as a surprise to many.”
But there are other surprising nuggets in his review, which state officials unveiled Monday afternoon. We’ve picked six that stood out to us and linked each of them to the relevant portion of Hill’s full report, which you’ll find below:
- The IREAD-3’s impact.
- The one table you need to see.
- The length of interruptions.
- One reason why the online test ‘didn’t save’ students’ answers.
- One reason why CTB’s reported interruption numbers are different from the districts’ reports.
- One important caveat.
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