Tested to distraction

Learning with 'e's

This is a scheme that failed and was withdrawn in 2004, but is now being proposed again. According to her speech, in recent news reports , Nicky Morgan admits she wants to be able more closely to monitor the 'quality of schools' in England.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

Learning Space Toolkit by North Carolina State University has a system for needs assessment and space planning. Clever Classrooms: Summary report of the HEAD project.

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EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., Dietrich, 2004), to name a few. The built-in report features of ST Math provide just-in-time data for strategically monitoring the teacher administration and student achievements within ST Math. 2004).

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). 2004; The Wallace Foundation, 2012 ). 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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Tips for Writing and Understanding SMART IEP Goals


Because this foundational component is also informed by formal and informal assessments, it should identify the student’s specific needs and his or her strengths—both critical to developing short-term objectives and annual goals.

Higher Ed’s Credit Transfer System Is Broken. Here’s a Better Way.


From 2004 to 2009, transfer students on average lost 43 percent of their credits—basically a semester’s worth. In lock step, employers will need to adopt and advocate for skills-based standards with aligned mastery-based assessments as part of their hiring and promotion.

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Grade Change: Moving a School Culture Forward

A Principal's Reflections

This not only reflects grading as punishment, but also creates a hole that students cannot dig out of (Gusskey, 2000, Reeves, 2004, Reeves, 2008, O’Conner and Wormeli, 2011). Multiple forms of formal assessment : Marking period grades have to be comprised of multiple forms of assessment.

Gifted classes may not help talented students move ahead faster

The Hechinger Report

And annual state assessments may not do a good job of measuring this kind of depth, creativity or critical thinking. McCoach argues that research supports acceleration, citing a 2004 summary of the research evidence conducted by scholars at the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa.

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

Doug Levin

Note that the last category is the most subjective and one might reasonably argue some reports (including those conducted under contract with the U.S. FY 2004 $695,900,000 (President Bush’s request: $700,500,000). On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Assessment as an Ongoing Act of Learning: A Heutagogical Approach: Melanie Booth. Many teachers remember the days of steering students to educational internet sites and having them present reports in PowerPoint. 2004).

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow


Birds of a Feather Smart Sparrow traces its origins to 2004, to the University of New South Wales in Australia, where Ben-Naim, then a Ph.D. ACT, the group best known for its assessment used in college admissions, invested $7.5

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

The Hechinger Report

On average, the share of white teachers in the overall workforce is more than 10 percentage points larger than the share of whites among non-teaching college-educated workers” the report states. When U.S.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

According to a 2016 article published by the data reporting outlet FiveThirtyEight, “In the 12 seasons before the rule was instituted, the NFL had only six non-white head coaches. The post Disrupting education, the NFL way appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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


We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. With this assignment, you have to be fully engaged, following this person every day and learning about what’s motivating them and reporting on it, basically, one sentence at a time. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged


The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We It might seem more expensive up front, but there are studies out there showing how districts spend five to ten times more money on professional learning than they actually report. In Michigan, professional learning expenses reportedly account for between 2% and 3% of an average school district’s budget—specifically, registration for training and bringing in a speaker.

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Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms


Now, as has been reported , a number of districts have opted to move back to laptops from iPads. Over one-half of participating school districts allowed students to take home their laptops by 2004; a second RFP was issued in 2006; and the MLTI program expanded into high schools in 2009. As has been reported , a number of districts opted to move back to laptops from iPads. Reyes-Henderson also reports that students enjoy the hands-on learning.

Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows

K-12 Schools - Education News

A 2004 report by Johns Hopkins stated that New York City had the highest concentration of “dropout factories” in the country. Critics were harsh when Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed dozens of large high school that were failing in New York City.

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Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

These contexts involve social interactions, activities and routines, and biological factors (McAtee, Carr, & Schulte, 2004). Preferences can be assessed and individuals can be taught to make choices related to their preferences, thereby minimizing the frustration of seldom being able to choose what is meaningful. Menstrual discomfort as a biological setting event for severe problem behavior: Assessment and intervention. 2004). The Reporter 13(2), 1-5, 15.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2004, President George W. A 2015 Pew Research Center report revealed that the disconnected included 5 million households with school-aged children, who either couldn’t afford home broadband or lived in rural areas avoided by for-profit internet companies.

Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

The Hechinger Report

When Pletnick joined the district in 2004, she had to find a way to manage the surging student population and, with it, students’ different academic needs. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children


Below we offer our Top Five reasons why, as educators, we should care about spatial thinking when we plan, observe, and assess mathematics in our classrooms. In fact, as Mix and Cheng (2012) report, “The relation between spatial ability and mathematics is so well established that it no longer makes sense to ask whether they are related” (p. Excerpted from “ Taking Shape: Activities to Develop Geometric and Spatial Thinking ” by Joan Moss, Catherine D.

Mayors and Schools: Commitment to School Reform in the Nation's Capital

Leadership Lounge

In the second attempt by Williams in 2004, Fenty — then on the city council — voted against the reforms. ” The work became more controversial, especially when Ree closed schools and launched an assessment system that tied the merit pay to standardized tests.

Developing and Delivering Effective Professional Development for Educators


For successful outcomes, plan teacher PD sessions avoiding holidays, weekends, extended school days and reporting/ assessment cycles. Reporting Mechanism: Reflection on the learning during and after the professional development sessions is an important reporting mechanism. Being an educational technology trainer and an educator for more than a decade, I have had a fair share of training and professional development sessions both on giving and receiving end.

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As final year of college planning unfolds at Match: ‘What’s it gonna take?’

The Hechinger Report

percent of its graduates since 2004 have gone on to a four-year college, including Ivies like Dartmouth and Harvard. This year, The Hechinger Report is following the 43 members of the senior class at Match High as they navigate the monumental task of getting into college and paying for it.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

But most of the time when Gartner uses the word “methodology,” it is trying to signify “science,” and what it really means is “expensive reports you should buy to help you make better business decisions.” I understand why these sorts of reports exist, I do.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

While some license holders leased their spectrum in the 1980s and ’90s, the market for it remained somewhat sluggish until 2004, when the FCC changed the permitted use for that part of the spectrum from television to internet and renamed it EBS.

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Judge Evans for The Hechinger Report. YEP got its start in 2004 as a re-entry program for teens involved in the juvenile-court system. Kayla Patrick, an author of the National Women’s Law Center report “Let Her Learn.”.

Dear ISTE (reprised)


And then there was the recent release of the 2015 Horizon Report K-12 Edition. In Trends Aside, Libraries Support Student Content Creation Now , SLJ’s Matt Collette described librarians have long been addressing the Report’s identified challenges. link] (2004).

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). However, even this mode of communicating content knowledge is often backed up with resumes and work artifacts such as reports, products, and work records. 2004). 2004). Second International Conference, iTrust 2004, Oxford, UK. 2004). 2004, November 6-10). 2004). 2004). 2004). 2004). 2004).

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

This story was reported for the radio by Eric Westervelt and for online by Anya Kamenetz. And, she says, she has seen a real shift since her own service in 2004. "I A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America. May 12, 2015 10:08 AM ET. Anya Kamenetz. Facebook Twitter.

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

This story was reported for the radio by Eric Westervelt and for online by Anya Kamenetz. And, she says, she has seen a real shift since her own service in 2004. "I A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America. May 12, 2015 10:08 AM ET. Anya Kamenetz. Facebook Twitter.

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. But Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put school discipline back on the table by telling reporters she is “looking closely” at whether to change the 2014 federal guidance, which some conservative critics have blamed for sowing “ classroom chaos.”

Don’t worry: We are going to vote!

The Hechinger Report

In 2004, long lines at our polling location forced students to wait in the cold for hours at a time. While I disagree with this assessment wholeheartedly, I can at least conceptualize why many voters feel this way. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

His paltry education was much like that of dozens of other children in the GNETS system whose experiences this reporter researched. Most, but not all, reported an absence of the sort of therapeutic benefit implied by the program’s name. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.