This report provides the technical details of an alternate assessment design that has resulted from a long-term research and development effort at AIR.
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The complex analysis compares the various, independently set student proficiency standards set by states with those of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as the “nation’s report card.” The results offer a way to assess the relative rigor of the adequate yearly progress (AYP) standards set by states under NCLB. This study, using 2005 and 2007 math and reading assessments for grades 4 and 8, was conducted by AIR for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
This series of modules Using CBM in a Response to Intervention Framework, provides information about how student progress monitoring, specifically Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM), can be used to determine a student’s response to an intervention.
The National Center on RTI published this tools chart to assist educators and families in becoming informed consumers who can select reading screening tools that best meet their individual needs.
AIR is supporting an effort to strengthen aspects of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a federally funded, state-based program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIPs are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
AIR evaluated two of programs of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that are designed to increase minority participation in health care research: the Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program (M-RISP) and the Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity (BRIC) Program.
The Rural Healthcare Quality Network (RHQN) of Washington State and AIR worked together to evaluate the impact of implementing a health information technology (HIT) intervention to improve the quality of care in rural critical access hospitals
On behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), AIR studied the reasons why Medicare beneficiaries without creditable coverage do not enroll in Part D and how they can be encouraged to do so. The project consisted of a survey of beneficiaries without creditable coverage or Part D plans and interviews with health professionals.
Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, AIR conducted a descriptive study in San Francisco Unified School District and the Oakland Unified School District on the Weighted Student Funding policy, sometimes referred to as student-based funding, for the Regional Educational Laboratory-West.