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. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. edWeb Blog assessment student assessment

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]. Avoid using educational jargon, which can confuse parents who aren’t as familiar with elementary teaching terms.[7]. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Related: Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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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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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.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

It’s often possible to further your training while continuing to teach thanks to self-paced online courses: for example, this comprehensive prep course for Praxis Core exams and Subject Assessments. Everything a New Elementary Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College).

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

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

MindShift

Third-grader Alessandra Gudino Aguilar, 9, adjusts the simple machine, a lever, that she and her classmates are experimenting with during their STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, just over 50 percent of children entering Immokalee’s six elementary schools were considered “kindergarten ready,” as determined by Florida’s kindergarten screening exam, the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading. million from the foundation since 2003.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). Performance assessments that integrate evidence of teaching practices and student learning measured in a variety of ways (such as student work, lesson plans, assignments, in-person or video observations based on standards, and/or National Board assessment).

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Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

More than 60 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and it’s been that way since testing began in the 1990s. The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Over 1,000 Mineola elementary school students are using eSpark in four buildings throughout the district, while a team of Mineola middle schoolers helped us build new product features to better engage and challenge students. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

‘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. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Certainly, teams have conducted bogus interviews to fulfill the rule’s requirements without any intention of hiring that person, but since the rule was enacted in 2003, the league has seen a significant increase in the number of black head coaches.

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Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Their ESSA plans detail systemic transformations of assessment methods and other practices, according to Lillian Pace, the senior director of national policy at KnowledgeWorks. These new assessment systems are a crucial component of personalization.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

MindShift

We have to trust that allowing our students to tinker, question and invent, as early as elementary and middle school, will help them to develop positive identities that encourage a lifelong love of science, math and the creative process. Assessment is real time and authentic. 2003; Cornett 1986). Making Science offers project ideas, connections to the new Next Generation Science Standards, assessment strategies, examples of student work and practical tips for educators

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003.

What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective?

MindShift

The best answer comes from something called the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP. He and his team reviewed dozens of studies, from 1987 to 2003, looking for consensus on what works and what doesn’t.

May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1961. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment called Future Visions. 2003); “Is it Possible to Reform Schools?

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Hear how schools across the United States are developing students'' global competence through the use of authentic, project-based learning experiences and portfolio assessment. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

The author of the latest feasibility study—an expert who had been brought in by other splinter districts—agreed with that assessment. Gardendale would start with two elementary schools and would have to work in “good faith” to earn the middle and high schools.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

In an attempt to counter the industry’s ongoing problems with diversity, many of the organizations pushing for more CS education – the College Board and Code.org, most notably – have touted the progress that has been made in getting more kids of color and more girls to participate in coding classes (and in the case of the College Board, more paying for AP assessments, including a second CS-related exam, first administered this year ).