Remove Academic Standards Remove Assessment Remove Classroom Remove Report

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. With scarcely a month left in the school year, why was it worth spending time making videos rather than covering the next academic standard? Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

Learning Impact Conference Report: How Can We Create More Seamless Digital Ecosystems?

techlearning

Some sessions dove into the weeds, exploring systems like IMS CASE (Competencies & Academic Standards Exchange), which supports learning standards and competencies, digital resources, and assessments.

In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Woods is calm and confident as he moves around the garage, which serves as an unconventional math and science classroom. Woods, who has never liked school, says that being able to earn academic credit by working with cars is ideal. “I’m

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.” And although digital curriculum and technology might temporarily engage students, most of the time the design of these tools fails to support teacher practice, enrich instruction, and accommodate time constraints in the classroom.

EdTech 123

Alma releases new standards tracker

eSchool News

Alma Technologies, a provider of a holistic student engagement platform for K-12 schools, has added a standards tracking tool intended to empower educators more effectively teach to proficiency against any set of academic standards. Assessments News Top News

LMS 70

Illuminate Education’s SchoolCity Product Suite Improves Efficiency with Certification from IMS Global Learning Consortium

techlearning

October 22, 2018) - To fulfill its promise to provide collaborative solutions to educators, , the leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), announces that its suite of personalized learning solutions is IMS Global Standards certified. Irvine, CA.

Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

The reality is that there are still significant and persistent disparities in academic performance and educational attainment between students from different ethnic/racial and socioeconomic groups. An Education Week article reported that in 2011, “black and Hispanic students trailed their white peers by an average of more than 20 test-score points on the NAEP math and reading assessments at 4th and 8th grades, a difference of about two grade levels.” Classroom disruptions.

20 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

So, in pursuit of that transparency, below are some questions parents ideally would be asking you to better clarify what’s happening in the classroom. What academic standards do you use, and what do I need to know about them? 20 Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. You choose by focusing on how you want the technology actually to be used in classrooms.

EdTech 138

National test scores reveal a decade of educational stagnation

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Since the biennial test, called the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP, was first administered in the early 1990s, student achievement, particularly in math, steadily improved until the late 2000s, then flatlined.

What’s New

techlearning

Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. Researchers say many high-poverty kindergarten classrooms don’t teach enough math and the few lessons on the subject are often too basic. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. Was classroom management stronger?

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

The Hechinger Report

The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year.

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

You may dislike standards-based reporting, using labels like “proficient,” or grading with a 1-3 scale. Classroom design. WiFi signal, outlets, access to frequently move around the class, ways to not disrupt other classrooms with “noise.”

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

eSpark

Higher standards are right. have expressed frustration with No Child Left Behind, an educational policy that has been derided by educators as placing too much emphasis on standardized testing and failing to address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps.

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

The Hechinger Report

On a muggy fall morning, pre-K teacher Ruth Shows inspected the work of students in her classroom, stepping over a cluster of little learners sprawled on the carpet. Pre-K teacher Ruth Shows calls on a student at Quitman Lower Elementary during a classroom discussion.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Yet a teacher suggested that Sean should stop taking academic classes and have a “fun” senior year.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. But to expect that the Common Core – or any standards – alone will move the needle is overreaching, he said. That’s a very exciting thing … watching them academically really open up.

How State Reform in New Hampshire Led to Teacher Autonomy

Edsurge

The changes first impacted high schools, and in the past three years, the model has made its way into K-12 classrooms. Two recent state initiatives are defining a set of non academic work habits that contribute to student success , and developing a statewide performance-based assessment system. Within the first five years of the transition, Sanborn schools also built a competency-based curriculum and performance-based assessments based on those standards.

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?

MindShift

For states adopting Common Core, the standards apply to kindergarten, laying out what students should be able to do by the end of the grade.* There are many experiences in the classroom that are beneficial for building the foundation for learning to read that will come later.”

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

MindShift

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Researchers say many high-poverty kindergarten classrooms don’t teach enough math and the few lessons on the subject are often too basic.

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

The Hechinger Report

A burgeoning population in Kentucky of students who are learning English combined with the adoption of more rigorous standards means efforts like Ogbe’s are ever more important. Strong language skills are key as part of the state’s Common Core standards.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

The Hechinger Report

The Common Core standards, a set of English and math guidelines adopted by more than 40 states, challenge many commonly held beliefs — including how best to teach children to read. When I started teaching, we had standards, but they weren’t broken down as they are now.