Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Student progress monitoring

I'm currently in DC to participate (as a member) of the National Advisory Committee to the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring. It dawned on me (over my morning Joe) that readers of this blog may not be familiar with the activities of this center. Below is a brief description of the mission of the NCSPM. Check out the link above to visit the page for additional information.

Mission of NCSPM

  • To meet the challenges of implementing effective progress monitoring, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring. Housed at the American Institutes for Research, and working in conjunction with researchers from Vanderbilt University , we are a national technical assistance and dissemination center dedicated to the implementation of scientifically-based student progress monitoring.
  • The Center's mission is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and disseminate information about progress monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas (Gr. K-5).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that they name educators as one of the impediments in establishing this sort of assessment. I find the state board of education and the education commissioner being more of a block than educators. In Maine, we have one of the most unscientifically based assessment tools out there, and the state department of ed. is bound and determined to keep it. I have sent this link to the Education Association President, hoping to affect some sort of change. Thanks for providing this information.