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  • School districts (again) disregard building needs assessment law

    School districts (again) disregard building needs assessment law0

    You might think that if the folks funding your organization asked for some additional work to make sure that goals are accomplished, and that money is well-spent, the organization would do so.  But in the case of Kansas public school districts and legally-required building needs assessment reports, you’d be wrong. A 2021 examination of 25READ MORE
  • Early 2022 NAEP results show biggest learning loss in 50 years

    Early 2022 NAEP results show biggest learning loss in 50 years0

    A precipitative drop in both reading and math scores of the nation’s 9-year-olds has been documented in the results of the just released NAEP 2022 long-term trend (LTT) test.  This is the largest drop in test scores for reading since 1990 and the first ever decline in math scores. It is important to note that

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  • Better “messaging” will not improve student achievement

    Better “messaging” will not improve student achievement0

    How do we take state assessment results, in which a vast majority of students are not on pace for being “post-secondary ready”, and make them sound better than they really are? That was the overarching discussion at the August State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting as the SBOE was tasked with adopting a new set

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