NSBA Comments to ED’s March 2014 Data Collection Request on the Impact of Professional Development on Fourth Grade Student Achievement in Fractions

Monday, April 7, 2014
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The National School Boards Association (NSBA) offered formal comments to the Notice of the "Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade" from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on April 7, 2014.  NSBA's comments noted NSBA's support for teachers continually receiving professional development. However, NSBA's comments expressed concern for the method by which ED seeks to obtain the identified data about student achievement, the data’s usefulness, and the significant cost and validity issues associated with the proposal.

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