Measuring Student Growth With Small Sample Sizes: Engaging Community, Empowering Teachers
September 30, 2016 – Recorded live online.
What kind of student growth models are best suited for small samples of students? What kind of models could be used to engage families and communities in supporting the success of students, or to support teachers in using assessment data to enhance student learning?
Webinar participants learned about the characteristics of a variety of growth models, the Kaiapuni Assessment of Educational Outcomes (KĀʻEO) project, and what the KĀʻEO team members are doing to ensure that an appropriate student growth model is used for students in the Ka Papahana Kaiapuni Hawai’i (Hawaiian Language Immersion Program) within the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Dr. Damian Betebenner is a Senior Associate at the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. He is the analytic architect of the student growth percentile (SGP) methodology developed in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education as the Colorado Growth Model and his current research interests center around longitudinal data analysis, specifically with regard to state and federal performance mandates.
Dr. Elena Diaz-Bilello is the Associate Director of the Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE), University of Colorado, School of Education. Dr. Diaz-Bilello collaborates with state agencies, school districts and organizations to develop practical and sound approaches for addressing assessment and educational policy challenges.
Dr. Kalehua Krug is an Education Specialist at the Hawaii State Department of Education, Office of Hawaiian Education. Dr. Krug has played a vital role in current efforts around the Native Hawaiian language and culture renaissance and is a member of Keaomālamalama, a group of Native Hawaiian education leaders serving the community across the public and private sectors.