Illuminations and Insights
We shine a light on our partners, the work we've done across the country, and insights from our team members.
Measuring the impact of test opt-out on achievement and growth
When examining patterns of test opt-out and its impact on student achievement and growth in South Carolina, EA found that test participation in 2021 was higher than expected, but still lower than historical rates. We found some evidence of the negative impact of test non-participation on aggregated achievement.
Crafting multiple-measures systems for recognizing teacher effectiveness in Texas
In response to the Texas House Bill 3 passed in 2019 establishing funds to recognize and retain teachers, Texas school districts have been building multiple-measures systems to identify their most effective teachers. Here we describe several common challenges districts face while building these measures in a robust and valid way, and outline potential solutions to address them.