+ Rapid Assessment Improves Student Achievement

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Rapid Assessment Found to Improve Student Achievement

Comparisons of student achievement effect sizes suggest that systems in which student performance in math and reading is rapidly assessed between 2 and 5 times per week are

  • 4 times as effective as a 10% increase in per pupil expenditure,
  • 6 times as effective as voucher programs,
  • 64 times as effective as charter schools, and
  • 6 times as effective as increased accountability,

according to an article published in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Evaluation.

Rapid assessment, which is a form of student progress monitoring, is defined by the article’s author as “systems that provide nonjudgmental testing feedback [to teachers] immediately after each test.”

To read the entire article, “The Cost-Effectiveness of Five Policies for Improving Student Achievement” by Stuart Yeh in the American Journal of Evaluation, 2007; 28: 416-436 (a small fee is charged), go to www.aje.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/28/4/416  

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