Assessments don’t always translate outside the classroom, but students’ networks do

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In 2019, these valedictorians — graduates of Boston Public Schools classes of 2005, 2006, and 2007 — were interviewed. For instance, nearly a quarter of more than 90 Boston valedictorians from 2005 to 2007 told The Boston Globe they wanted to be doctors.

Assessing exports through the lens of innovation

The Christensen Institute

Assessing Singapore’s economy from a macro level, it’s understandable to conclude that Singapore has grown solely because of its exports. The MFA, which set the rules for worldwide trade in textiles from 1974 to 2004, expired on January 1, 2005. Conversely, when we assess wages in the East Asian Tigers, we see that they have raced upwards, not downwards. The post Assessing exports through the lens of innovation appeared first on Christensen Institute


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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005. edWeb Blog assessment student assessment

A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America


Source Information: 1820s ; 1898 ; 1960 ; 1916 ; 1921 ; 1929 / 1929 ; Late 40s - early 50s ; Late 50s - early 70s / Late 50s - early 70s ; 1965 ; 1980s ; 1983 ; 1994 ; 1999 ; 2001 ; 2005 ; 2010 ; 2013 ; 2012 - 2018 / 2012 - 2018 ; 2020. Education Technology Policy & Government Assessments Arts and Humanities Practice and Implementation Strategies Diversity and Equity Common Core Teaching & LearningDesign credit: Erin Horlacher. Full sized image here.

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New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

Department of Education made a groundbreaking decision to allow four school systems in New Hampshire to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) pilot will allow locally managed assessments to count toward federal accountability requirements. A new approach to assessment sits at the fulcrum of any competency-based approach. This week the U.S.

Changes make SAT shorter, better aligned to what students learn

eSchool News

High school students are taking a new version of the SAT, which incorporates the first changes to the test since 2005. Assessments McClatchy NewsA new version of the SAT makes writing optional and reflects student coursework. To the casual observer, the SAT looks the same — questions on math and English, an essay, a set amount of time to finish each question. But the college entrance exam has gotten a makeover.

Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 2

Turning Learning On Its Head

In 2005, Patricia Cross wrote an article entitled: “ What Do We Know About Students’ Learning and How Do We Know it ?”She ASSESSMENT BLOG FLIPPED FOR ADMINISTRATORS FLIPPED MEETINGSIndividual teachers across the world who are flipping their classes, are often working in isolation and small pockets. However, as the movement has grown, there is an increasing need to think systemically about how to scale flipped learning. .

How Mississippi made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores

The Hechinger Report

Chamber of Commerce report released that year highlighted a 71-point gap between the percentage of fourth-grade students who scored proficient or above on the state’s reading exam in 2005 and those who scored proficient or above on the 2005 NAEP reading exam. Between 2005 and 2017, Mississippi increased its scores in all grade and subject areas of the national exam.

What You Can Do to Bring Emotional Intelligence Lessons into the Classroom


Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012, 30(4), pp. 2005, Child Development, 76(5), pp. Cognition & Emotion, May 2005, 19(3), 313-332. You may be aware of a student’s IQ, but what about their EQ (emotional intelligence quotient)?

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

TeachThought - Learn better.

This is really what makes any assessment truly “formative” in education. The feedback is “formative” not merely because it precedes “summative” assessments but because the performer has many opportunities – if results are less than optimal – to adjust the performance to better achieve the goal. Many so-called formative assessments do not build in such feedback use. Wiggins, Grant (1998) Educative Assessment , Jossey-Bass. [1]

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The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning


These elements are: differentiation, adaptivity, student engagement, direct instruction, practice, formative assessment with immediate feedback and student explanation of learning. 2005). 6: Formative Assessments and Feedback Fuel Understanding. 2005).

How private equity can win big in Africa

The Christensen Institute

Understandably, when Ibrahim’s former colleagues at major telecommunications companies assessed the opportunity in Africa, they noted the level of poverty, lack of infrastructure, fragility of governments, and lack of human capital. Ibrahim sold Celtel in 2005 for a whopping $3.4

How to size invisible markets and tap into oceans of demand

The Christensen Institute

By making mobile telephony affordable enough for the average African, Celtel kicked off an industry that now hosts close to one billion cell phone subscriptions and was eventually sold in 2005 for $3.4bn. To assess its accuracy, let’s drill down on Nigeria and compare our $1.7B

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PBL and Design Thinking to Unleash Student Creativity – from Beth


In his 2005 Scientific American Mind article, Unleashing Creativity , Ulrich Kraft explained that creativity could be nurtured, arguing that new solutions emerge from configuring existing knowledge and understanding in infinite and unique ways. Creativity, on the other hand, examines a person’s innate ability to engage in divergent thinking – the process of seeking out novel problems and solutions (Kraft, 2005). 2005).

How One Master Educator Uses Visuals and Tech to Make Dracula a Must-Take Course


Stanley Stepanic: When I first came to UVA in 2005 to study for my master’s and my PhD, I was a teaching assistant to the course and was mentored by Professor Jan Perkowski. When I came here in 2005, the course had been taught for at least two decades. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning Infographics Courses Assessment Driven Curriculum Video Instruction University

How Parent Empowerment Can Change Your Classroom for the Better


Teachers College Record, October 2005, 107(10), pp. Parental involvement in middle school: a meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement.

It’s a Long Game After All

Iterating Toward Openness

For example, I’ve been co-writing OER textbooks with students since my Spring 2005 course Advanced Topics in Learning Object Design and Reuse, followed by Project Management for Instructional Designers , and then An Open Education Reader. Third, the overwhelming majority of the few OER that do exist aren’t integrated with a system that provides online interactive practice and assessment. It’s a world of laughter. A world of tears. It’s a world of hopes.

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Closing campuses doesn’t necessarily move vulnerable people out of harm’s way

The Hechinger Report

An estimated 100,000 students were displaced by Katrina when the levees failed after the hurricane in August of 2005. Many students never recovered from the displacement of 2005.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


14] Also set a few student goals for the upcoming semester during the meeting to involve parents in the assessment process.[8]. School Community Journal, 2005, 15(1), pp. To Involve Parents in the Assessment of the Child in Parent–Teacher Conferences: A Case Study. Journal of Instructional Psychology, March 2005, 32(1), pp. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

PROOF POINTS: College Board’s own research at odds with its decision to axe the essay portion of the SAT

The Hechinger Report

He is currently the head of assessment and learning sciences at Roblox, an online gaming company. The SAT first added an essay in 2005 because college admissions officers wanted to see authentic writing samples from students. The College Board’s decision on Jan.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Assessment. Research reveals that students ubiquitously perceive assessment as something that is “done to them [sic] by someone else — and is out of their control.” 2005, September). New Assessment Beliefs for a New School Mission, Phi Delta Kappan, p.22-27. [5] Evaluation. Judgement.

Charting the future of competency-based education policy

The Christensen Institute

Although New Hampshire’s bold mandate in 2005 eliminated the Carnegie Unit from the state’s high school graduation requirements, a decade later Leather’s concept of statewide competency-based policy goes far beyond eradicating the credit hour. In our disruptive innovation language, Leather and his team in New Hampshire essentially are attempting to create a wholly new “value network” for education—from delivery of learning experiences to assessment and accountability of outcomes.

How Can a Student Be ‘Proficient’ in One State But Not Another? Here Are the Graphs


NCES has been administering the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam since 1969. To set the stage for a debate on rigorous standards, researchers from NAEP recently looked at 47 states that participated in three nationally-administered exams: the ACT Aspire (ACT), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

The Hechinger Report

The decline has accelerated, and results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have pushed the state into the “learn-from-our-mistakes” category.

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

A total of ten (10) studies met the criteria for inclusion in the meta-analysis, meaning all ten studies: Were published in the English language after having gone through a formal peer review process; Were conducted between 2001 and 2015 (more specifically, the included studies were published between 2005 and 2012); Were conducted in K-12 school settings in the U.S.

OPINION: 7 in 10 students aren’t writing at grade level — we can do better

The Hechinger Report

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 25 percent of students nationwide are writing on grade level, and 3 percent are considered advanced. Between 2005 and 2012, a teacher-led approach to drilling down to analyze what was missing, called Strategic Inquiry, identified that students across New York City were lacking the writing strategies necessary to communicate complex ideas.

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. The Magnolia State has been making steady progress on NAEP since 2005. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries. The state proved a bright spot on the most recent Nation’s Report Card.

As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?


In addition to assessing students’ grades and essays, admissions officers have long looked to the SAT and ACT to help them decide who will make it in their campus settings, and beyond. Such self-assessments don’t always reveal whether tools treat all kinds of student users fairly.

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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. Paradise Now ” (2005, Palestine, directed by Hany Abu-Assad)—Unsettling political thriller about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. Tsotsi ” (2005, South Africa, directed by Gavin Hood)—Powerful human drama set in a Johannesburg slum.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 11 Today, "Basics of Education, Worldwide" #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was lead advisor of the Program for Analysis of Educational Systems (PASEC) from 2001 to 2005, where he was in charge of implementing assessments and analyses of learning outcomes in primary schools in African French-speaking countries.

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

2005 – In Shanghai I helped to set up, run and train teachers to go Virtual School-though we didn’t end up closing due to SARS. It will also give teachers time to prepare lessons they are not used to preparing and time to assess any work that needs grading.

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Michigan School Administrators’ Journey Toward Increased Equity and Inclusion

After starting with individual work, the next phases cover district assessments and audits, designing a district plan, and then providing support and coaching during the implementation of the plan. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

6 Ways Questioning in the Classroom Makes Lessons Meaningful


When you ask questions, you are modeling to your students how to probe, to assess, to reflect (Murdoch, 2011). Using questions to assess the limits of knowledge is an important form of metacognition for developing minds. Jamie McKenzie, Learning to Question to Wonder to Learn , FNO Press: 2005.

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

Doug Levin

FY 2005 $496,000,000 (President Bush’s request: $691,800,000). Obama administration FY 2015 request for a proposed replacement educational technology program (see page 5) : “ $200 million for a new ConnectEDucators initiative that would help educators transition to using technology and data to personalize learning and improve CCR [college- and career-ready] instruction and assessment. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

OPINION: Why are schools that predominately serve black and brown students consistently underfunded?

The Hechinger Report

Despite all of this, teachers were still expected to prepare students to perform at their highest levels on upcoming classroom and district assessments. Between 2005 and 2017, U.S. Over my 25 years as an educator, I have worked as a teacher and principal, and I have also worked in philanthropy. I have seen how our nation’s public education system is not serving its students equitably, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.