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The Strong Correlation between Interactive Achievement’s SGAs and SOL Results

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Interactive Achievement is excited to release a new report and white paper from Advanced Education Measurement (AEM) that demonstrates the correlations between Interactive Achievement’s Virginia Student Growth Assessments (SGAs) and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments taken at the end of the semester or school year. The Virginia SOLs […]

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The Importance of Writing Quality Items in Assessment

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The Importance of Writing Quality Items Assessment is an aspect of the rigorous formative assessment cycle that requires precision to be effective.  The items, which constitute an assessment, are the foundation upon which teachers build inferences about student understanding.  Properly written items produce accurate data about student comprehension that guide […]

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IA’s Pledge: Safeguarding Student Privacy

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Over the past decade, classroom technology has improved the learning environment for every stakeholder in student education. With technology comes additional challenges including protecting student data and privacy. At Interactive Achievement, we take protecting student data as seriously as seeing the children of our future succeed. Educators and families have […]

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Using Descriptive Feedback as Part of Formative Assessment

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Formative assessment improves student achievement.  It has been proven in countless research studies, conducted over the past decade, to be one of the most effective instructional tools to positively influence student achievement.  When teachers, students, and their peers effectively utilize formative assessment, they are making conscientious decisions about the next […]