Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

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. For high-stakes testing, attend all scheduled state-mandated meetings and trainings, take notes and ask questions.

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? First, consider whether the tool you are thinking about is the right tool for what you want to assess. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum. 2003).

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Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Original Article Source: [link].

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

A meet up for engineering enthusiasts or movie buffs. 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.

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How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. What other world leaders is Angela Merkel meeting with? 7) World Leader Twitter assignment —Choose to portray one of 200 world leaders during the semester and tweet at least twice a day about what that leader is doing, thinking, feeling, where he or she is, and with whom he or she is meeting.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

If you’re a parent preparing for the conference season, we’ve also included a list of tips to make the most out of meeting with your child’s teacher. Whether this is your first or your fortieth parent-teacher conference, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of these meetings.

#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!

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. 2003).

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A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Success is contingent upon sound instructional design, quality assessments, and an improved feedback loop.

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How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

Using technology, online mentoring programs can allow students who otherwise might never meet an engineer or lawyer to connect with working professionals. Founded in 2003, Brightside is one of the largest online mentoring models, working with 10,000 young people across the UK every year. I’m delighted to announce that this August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and expand students’ access to relationships.

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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.

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

The 21st Century Principal

School improvement teams assess their school against a ponderous list of so-called "research-based" indicators to see if their school measures up to them. 2003). "The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with."

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

An outgrowth of Southern New Hampshire University’s original online program, CfA’s entire business model is designed to meet the needs of its target population: non-degreed, working adults who require new skills to advance in the workplace. Dedicated to individual students from matriculation to graduation, CfA coaches initially help students assess their needs and construct their goals.

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.

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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.

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).

‘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.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

2003). Pursuing a “sense of success”: New teachers explain their career decisions, American Educational Research Journal 40 (3) (2003), pp. New York: Free, 2003. “We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

For the past six years, district Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler has championed and thoughtfully questioned our strategy for meeting the needs of every learner. 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. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life.

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. One would require comprehensive audits for schools that take GI Bill dollars but have failed to meet financial responsibility standards set by the Department of Education.

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

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. In a recent report, Education Week dug deep into student proficiency rates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from 2003 through 2015.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

The Hechinger Report

All students need to have transparency about where they are in their progress and what they need to do to meet graduation standards.”. The stairs at Boston Day and Evening Academy are decorated with messages from former students. Photo: Natalie Gross. BOSTON, Mass. —

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

The first online class we launched in 1998 was little more than flat text on webpages, and we closely followed the birth of learning management systems, meeting with both Blackboard and WebCT before they achieved their first $1 million in revenue. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003.

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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. So in 2015, Butler and her colleagues decided to repeat the study they’d done in 2003.

Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

Edsurge

In 2000 he co-founded Wireless Generation, which pioneered the use of data, digital diagnostics and assessments to support students. There’s a body of work we’ve been doing for a long time around diagnosing reading and math issues in young kids—these are observational assessments. And that’s the thing we started doing back in 2003, which has grown and evolved.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Unlike formal schooling, individual content knowledge is not necessarily assessed through testing (Diaz, et al, 1999). Intragroup competency: group process: Through the negotiation of group processes and interaction between members of the group, group norms and mental models are created (Boland & Tenkas, 1995; Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Jehn & Mannix, 2001; Mohammed & Dumville, 2001; Moreland & Levine, 2001) which then become the basis for evaluating the group’s competency.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Before Ontere leaves, she schedules a follow-up meeting and hands him a meal voucher. 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. Then, in 2017, it began experimenting with a new way of assessing students’ readiness for college-level math, taking into account not just their placement test scores, but also recent grades.

Tuesday Interview: The Truth About Testing with Jim Popham

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His most recent books are Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, 6th Ed. 2010) and Assessment for Educational Leaders (2006), Allyn & Bacon; The Truth About Testing (2001), Test Better, Teach Better (2003), Transformative Assessment (2008) and Instruction that Measures Up (2009) ASCD; America’s “Failing” Schools (2005) and Mastering Assessment (2006), Routledge; and Unlearned Lessons (2009) Harvard Education Press.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

How will we find, assess, hire and manage their people going into 2018? These are their answers to questions around tech for sourcing, assessment, interviewing, hiring process and HR. Another place HR Tech is proving useful is in assessment. Engineering Assessment.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Literacy assessed of the news literacy of students from middle school through college. Meet CORA (the Community of Online Research Assignments).

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

This past week in Philadelphia I participated in a meeting that launched the year-long process of refreshing ISTE’s Standards for Students. These standards and profiles can be used for: Self-assessment and personal professional growth plans. link] (2003).

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

In order to serve this hidden population, the Senior Services Department in Clayton County, Georgia — where Eschman has raised her grandchildren — started the Kinship Care Program in 2003. The point of the ranking, however, is to encourage state officials to assess their policies and programs.

What Does the Popularity of Pokémon Go Mean for K-12 Gaming? A Q-and-A With James Gee

Marketplace K-12

He has written several books on the role of games and learning, including What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (2003) and Language and Learning (2004). On the other hand, it can allow you to experience people you would never be able to see or meet.

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

The Hechinger Report

Board of Education school-segregation decision, Williams saw a post on Facebook shared by an old high-school friend she knew from her days playing trumpet in the Gardendale marching band: The newly empowered Gardendale Board of Education would be meeting in a few hours.

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