Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. edWeb Blog assessment student assessment

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Between 2018 and 2019 the number of leagues that facilitate esports in schools nearly doubled. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Sports require students to set goals, assess the competition and consider their individual strengths and weaknesses. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way.

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Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

Adjusting to feedback from ongoing formative assessment during learning allows educators to offer the help students need so they continue to feel the right level of productive struggle. 2003). In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP

ExcelinEd

Mississippi has significantly increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003! — MS Dept of Education (@MissDeptEd) October 30, 2019. — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 30, 2019. — Cari Miller (@CariMil08014578) October 31, 2019.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

As the Stanford research team put it: “We shouldn’t assess a hospital based on the health of its patients; rather, we should ask how much a patient’s health improves as a result of his or her time in that hospital.”. Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

14] Also set a few student goals for the upcoming semester during the meeting to involve parents in the assessment process.[8]. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. To Involve Parents in the Assessment of the Child in Parent–Teacher Conferences: A Case Study. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s gains came as students in many states did worse in 2019 than they did in 2017 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — to the disappointment of leaders, educators and parents across the United States. Mississippi continued its upswing in 2019, as the state‘s fourth-graders met the national average in reading and exceeded it slightly in math. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

In 2000 the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released its first PISA results (Program for International Student Assessment), and Finland has never been the same again.

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

The Harvard case (with a final hearing scheduled for mid-February) focuses narrowly on race and procedural questions about how Harvard assesses Asian-American applicants versus others during admissions reviews. Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Angel Carter, a senior at Tulane University, leads the Green Wave Ambassadors, the tour guide group for the admissions office. Adelaide Basco.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. Performance on measures of elementary students’ science proficiency reflect the minimum focus; just 38 percent of fourth-grade students performed at or above proficient on the 2015 National Assessment of Education Progress.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 DeLorenzo screened the candidates, assessing their capacity for change, and six districts were approved , among them the three districts mentioned above that had already begun experimenting with the model. Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

It’s a mindshift for teachers, especially when it comes to assessment, because scoring is so different. But in a competency-based model, teachers must assess and record a student’s performance on each academic standard within and across subjects. It connects with curriculum and assessment tools to gather evidence of learning. Currently, as of 2019, there are 244.

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Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

That money was part of more than $4 million that Minnesota State allocated in performance-based funding in 2019 to colleges that exceeded their expected outcomes for all students, and for students of color, in particular. According to the American Institutes of Research, Minnesota spent $130 million between 2003 and 2008 just on educating students who dropped out in their first year. System leaders don’t dispute that assessment.

To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice

Edsurge

In 2003, a team of Harvard University researchers concluded a survey and mapped out the idiosyncrasies in the pronunciation of common English words across the globe. Yet some of the voice recognition systems today were neither designed nor trained to pick up different dialects, and that can be a problem when they are used to assess oral fluency, says Patricia Scanlon. “I

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., In a variety of ways, we continuously assess the usability and effectiveness of the ST Math program, and we provide educators, administrators and students with the tools to do so as well. MIND also provides districts with dose-correlation to assessments studies, and has partnered with other research organizations like PAST Foundation and WestEd for formative research on program adoption and more. 2003).

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Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

It was Fenwick English (2003), educational leader and scholar, who once said, "To reduce such claims (of effective schools) or "school improvement models" based on de-contextualized behaviors [emphasis mine] on a 'research base' which itself has been standardized in 'right truth-seeking methods,' is to resort to hegemonic practices which can only be supported via political enforcement [again, italics mine]. 2003).

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. Performance on measures of elementary students’ science proficiency reflect the minimum focus; just 38 percent of fourth-grade students performed at or above proficient on the 2015 National Assessment of Education Progress.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the number of veterans using the benefit has doubled, to nearly 900,000 last year.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

State and federal education leaders have feted Mississippi’s four-year stretch of improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice.