Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students

The Hechinger Report

Back in 2013, when New York was one of the first states in the nation to adopt Common Core standards and administer tougher tests, children’s test scores initially plummeted. “Common Core is more conceptual with math.

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

Wisewire

Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. And with the new year in full swing, the time to start preparing students for their assessments is now. . Build Your Own Assessments.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Supplies and summaries of labs, including outcomes and assessment tips. Common Core State Standards (See more on the Fire Forensics Site ). Assessment Chromebooks Common Core Education Game Based Learning How to Guides.

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Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Neo LMS

Today we’ll look at grading and assessment, and how technology can assist teachers to streamline the process, as well as extract more valuable information on how students are tracking on their learning pathways. Teacher tricks: grading & assessment. Assessments.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

Edsurge

Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Without good assessment, it’s hard for district decision-makers to decide what resources to invest in; it’s hard for teachers to tailor instruction based on student strengths and needs; it’s hard to evaluate how students are doing in response to instruction; and it’s hard to engage in data-based continuous improvement.

A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America

Edsurge

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. Design credit: Erin Horlacher.

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The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning by Terry Heick If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the […]. Teaching Assessment Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I stepped up my game by adding even more videos and assessment exercises to my class website, mining resources from IXL and CK-12. Kiddom Pilot’s 2018 Scope and Sequence.

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Top Site Provides Standards-Aligned Practice and Assessment

techlearning

Freckle is a practice website (and app) that addresses skills and concepts for Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

ASSIST Integrates Scantron Assessments

techlearning

ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment. ASSIST Education partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Challenge Kids to Explore Probability and Statistics

MiddleWeb

Jerry Burkhart's explorations challenge accelerated students with Common Core based math study while engaging other students with creative, and differentiated, problems to solve.

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Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

How to Prepare for the SAT

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Over seven million will take SAT tests in 2018 in January, March/April, May, June, October, November, or December. Students gain exposure to rigorous content, master critical thinking skills, and have the opportunity to clarify common topical misconceptions.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. Cybersecurity and broadband/network capacity are tied for the top priorities for IT leaders in 2018, while budget constraints were marked as one of the most pressing challenges for a fourth straight year. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience.

2 Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans and a Book

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Through my Teachers Pay Teachers store, I have two lesson plans help you plan Martin Luther King Day on January 15, 2018. Common Core aligned. 7-page booklet includes a sample, step-by-step projects, a rubric for assessment, and additional resources to enrich teaching.

How to Teach Critical Thinking

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It validates what many teachers already teach, the problem-solving steps included in Common Core, as well as how most of us intuitively set out to solve a problem. There’s a reason why the brain uses 25% of the calories you eat: Thinking is hard work.

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AdvancED to Merge With Assessment Maker, Measured Progress to Form $120M Nonprofit

Edsurge

Two national education nonprofits whose school improvement and assessment tools impact millions of students across the country are merging. What AdvancED has so far lacked, according to Elgart, are assessment tools that “provide a link between school quality measures and student outcomes.” Founded in 1983, the nonprofit organization works with districts and state to deliver K-12 formative and summative assessments.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

Assessment : How will learners be assessed? Peer Assessments.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. Date: Friday, January 19, 2018. Is there anything that you think that teachers may make as a common mistake?

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

Edsurge

Its latest act: making a strategic investment in Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a San Francisco-based startup that offers open-source tools for building and delivering digital tests. Besides just being an assessment company, we’re also becoming a learning and navigation company,” Roorda tells EdSurge in an interview. These tests are given every 3 years and are commonly used to benchmark how countries fare against one another in terms of their students’ educational attainment.)

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

There are many educational apps that were created to enhance teaching and learning, tools for knowledge sharing, instruction, collaboration, practice, productivity, and assessment. lessons, exercises, and assessments) and share them with students. Original Article Source: [link].

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Quick Review of 7 Popular Math Programs

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Headlines such as “ Less than half of Maryland students pass English, math assessments ” and “ Internationally, U.S. Students Are Falling ” have become so common, we are almost immune to the message. America’s student math scores continue to drop.

Subscriber Special: September

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Use it in a variety of tasks where that sort of pithiness is best-suited–backchannel device, collaboration, journaling, note-taking, quick assessments. September 3rd through 6th: Back to School Bundle.

Back to School: A Bundle of Lesson Plans at a Great Price

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use it in a variety of tasks where that sort of pithiness is best-suited–backchannel device, collaboration, journaling, note-taking, quick assessments. Lots of teachers want to integrate tech into their class but picking what to use among the thousands of offerings is daunting.

3 ways to prepare students for online assessments

eSchool News

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading, or writing on online assessments.

The Four Biggest Challenges to Implementing Maine's Proficiency-Based Diploma

Edsurge

In 2012, Maine passed a law requiring that by 2018 all students would graduate with a proficiency-based diploma; the law then went through a major update in 2015-2016. The Maine DOE defines proficiency-based education as an academic assessment approach that requires students to demonstrate mastery of certain skills before they progress to the next lesson, get promoted to the next grade level, or receive a diploma.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. It also includes a teacher’s guide, a series of lesson plans, and the Common Core standards addressed. The app also includes which Common Core Math Standards are addressed by the gameplay.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum.

Thanksgiving Activities That Keep You in Charge of Learning

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It’s equally appropriate for fiction and nonfiction and does a solid job of reinforcing Common Core standards related to writing, literacy, and language. This is a fun team activity to assess student knowledge on a topic. Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging.

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IXL Learning Releases Continuous Diagnostic for English Language Arts

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In addition to English language arts and math, IXL covers science, social studies and Spanish, and is aligned to the Common Core and all state standards. News Ed Tech Ticker edtech Assessment

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Write Source, IB, Common Core, or other popular language arts curricula.

ASSIST Integrated K-12 Education Management System Announces Integration with Scantron® Online Diagnostic Student Assessment

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Education assessment leader Scantron joins the fully integrated instructional content of ASSIST’s cloud-based program RENO, NV, Feb. 13, 2018 —ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment, published by Scantron. ASSIST Education, formerly known as ASSIST LLC, partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Write Source, IB, Common Core, or other popular language arts curricula.