ESSA’s needs assessments: Closing the prevention-treatment gap

eSchool News

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015) is helping to make headway in prevention with provisions for whole student development and well-being as a part of the definition of “achievement or student success” and alternative measures. We are proud to have influenced the new ESSA requirements and provisions through our research, publishing, consulting to the United States Department of Education, and advocacy work.

This resource will help states prep for ESSA next-gen assessments

eSchool News

What would learning look like if students could demonstrate knowledge and skills through embedded, performance-based assessments throughout the year rather than a statewide, end-of-year multiple choice exam? Through ESSA’s Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority, seven states initially will be able to pilot high-quality, student-centered systems of assessments with a group of districts in an attempt to eventually scale the system state-wide.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Many thinkers in education have provided their definition of this abstract concept. This definition applied to schools today would require some significant change to a majority of instruction in classrooms. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning. Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gap

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Many thinkers in education have provided their definition of this abstract concept. This definition applied to schools today would require some significant change to a majority of instruction in classrooms. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning. Advocacy classroom instruction Community engagement Leadership Learning principal as an advocate achievement gap education week Kimberlee Everson word gap

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. Technology should definitely be included within a makerspace, but it is not required at a level you might assume. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. Technology should definitely be included within a makerspace, but it is not required at a level you might assume. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening.

Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

The definition of self-care is any action that you use to improve your health and well-being. Self-Care Tools, Strategies and Assessment. National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, June 2014, pp.

How To 275

Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

However, there are specific behavioral and reading indicators that can alert teachers to the need for assessment and support. Self Advocacy and Resources for Students. By Suzanne Carreker. Dyslexia affects an estimated 15-20 percent of the U.S. population.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

Let us be clear about our definition of rigor. In many middle and high schools, an advisory or advocacy program is often included. After you draft your questions, assess them to be sure you avoid any questions that are unlawful. There are concrete ways to implement and assess rigor in classrooms. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

” You notice in neither of these definitions is there anything about academics, playing sports, or studying hard. And with home advocacy, SEL will work better, faster, and more effectively. Kiddom, an all-in-one school ecosystem to plan, assess, and analyze student learning, has long focused on the importance of teaching the whole child.

‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves

The Hechinger Report

Alamo also waived fees for the assessment test that first-time students lacking ACT or SAT scores must take. Maybe he’d consider a few online classes, he said, definitely not a four-year school. “I’d Kamarree Williams had been on a path to college since before he learned long division.

Trends 114

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning. We’re not quite seeing the bold jump to innovation that we would like to see,” said Chip Slaven, a senior advocacy advisor for the Alliance for Excellent Education, which works to improve high schools.

How Families are Pushing Schools to Teach Reading Skills More Effectively

MindShift

Members of the NAACP and an advocacy organization called Oakland REACH , started by Oakland parents whose kids attend the district’s lowest performing schools, have coalesced around a campaign for better reading instruction they’re calling Literacy for All. Continuing Advocacy.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide. The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy? My definition of open, when used in the context of open content or open educational resources, has been crystal clear and unchanging for over a decade. Is it the extensions we’ve made to the Open Assessments platform?

OER 80

Becoming an Anti-Racist Childhood Educator and Social Warrior

edWeb.net

Those things are intentional and are things we can definitely correct within the system.”. At the heart of anti-racist early childhood education, she emphasized, is institutional critique combined with advocacy and transformation. By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

When Parents Should Call an IEP Meeting

N2Y

If this is the case, still contact your child’s teacher, but try waiting a few more weeks to be sure you are reviewing accurate and definitive data. Try your best to take deep breaths and stay calm but firm in your advocacy for your child.

The Cost Trap, Part 3

Iterating Toward Openness

In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” Because “adopting OER” must by definition mean something else to Stephen, I can understand why he feels like there is no evidence for such a claim. There are several benefits, and by definition all benefits are beneficial. (I Yes, there is definitely work that needs doing here, and yes, I intend to continue doing it.

OER 60

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough

The Hechinger Report

It definitely makes you feel like you’re not failing, you’re not behind; you just have certain things that you’re not strong in. Students are now assessed based on their “habits of scholarship” in addition to their mastery of course standards. Windsor Locks parents routinely refer to these communication and self-advocacy skills in describing the impact of the model, which ties into a more systemic shift in the district. WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn.

Coda on The Content Paradox (or Why We Should Celebrate Open Access to Art)

Improving Education Environments

I challenged the audience to recognize the history of the groups we sometimes chastise as guilty of openwashing, to consider their histories and spaces, to approach advocacy by encouraging these groups to further stretch their definitions of open rather than demanding they adhere to ours. The Smithsonian spent their money on a product that maybe is not as Open as we in the world of OER advocacy would like it to be, but it is clear there is an energy to move in an Open direction.

Coda on The Content Paradox (or Why We Should Celebrate Open Access to Art)

Improving Education Environments

I challenged the audience to recognize the history of the groups we sometimes chastise as guilty of openwashing, to consider their histories and spaces, to approach advocacy by encouraging these groups to further stretch their definitions of open rather than demanding they adhere to ours. The Smithsonian spent their money on a product that maybe is not as Open as we in the world of OER advocacy would like it to be, but it is clear there is an energy to move in an Open direction.

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

There’s no definitive data on how colleges’ relationships with these companies affect the cost of the programs — which include MBAs, master’s in public health, master’s in social work and more — to students. GMU is one of a number of schools across the country that have faced challenges from faculty advocacy groups over these partnerships.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult,” he said. The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

To offset all this double counting, there is the separate issue of the many “whole course” OER that OTL refuses to index because they don’t meet the OTL’s definition of “textbook.” assessment banks, assignments, online homework tools).) And while it is true this is time and effort that could be spent on some other forms of advocacy, it’s hard to look around and find another example of an approach that could unleash an extra 10x effort in creating and improving OER.

OER 72

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

It includes a variety of assessments, multiple-choice and claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, along with extensive support for teachers such as embedded professional development and instructional resources to support a differentiated learning experience for each student. In partnership with teachers, Edsby implemented a new subsystem in its K-12 learning & analytics platform to facilitate these types of assessment.

Epson 63

When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents

The Hechinger Report

He and many other experts also note that because of legitimate fears of overlooking kids at risk and vague definitions of abuse and neglect , school workers may sometimes be overzealous, calling in allegations over relatively minor issues such as broken eyeglasses, inappropriate clothing or small scratches. In New York City, ACS is rolling out a new approach to responding to low-risk calls that focuses on assessing which services fragile families need, said ACS’s Arsham.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

Though the state definition of proficiency is changing, for years proficiency was measured by how many students reached a passing, or “basic” score on the math and English portion of state tests.). Of the dozen or so school leaders interviewed for this article, not one had a definitive answer for why the projections were so inflated. Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

Bits of student performance data are only just starting to trickle out of the pilot schools, so it’s too early to assess most of them quantitatively. Summit partnered with Stanford’s Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity to develop the rubric for evaluating the cognitive skills in each grade. I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

There has been plenty of speculation in the past few years that the latest law governing K–12 education in the US, ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law by President Obama in December 2015), will promote programs and assessments that focus on “social and emotional learning,” not simply on the traditional indicators of schools’ performance – academics and test scores.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools essential for success. Partner Announcements Center for Teaching Quality : Share your definitions of what #TeachingIs to honor teachers this Teacher Appreciation Week! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 29th Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0"

UDL 39

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

The Hechinger Report

Whatever the Justice Department decides to do, disability advocates are prepared to pursue the GNETS case as a class action lawsuit if necessary, said Alison Barkoff, advocacy director at the Center for Public Representation , a public-interest disability law firm. Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office. In the absence of teachers certified to teach science, he does no labs, nor any sort of hands-on work, which he said would “definitely be more fun.”

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

“Personalized learning,” according to some definitions, is driven by students’ own interests and inquiry rather than by the demands or standards imposed by the instructor, the school, the state. That is, through monitoring and feedback, through automated assessment, and through the programmatic presentation of new or next materials to study. ” Or it dates to the Gates Foundation’s funding grants and political advocacy in the early 2000s.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the ACT press release : “ ACT to Deliver Assessment for the Moral Education Program to Students in the UAE.” ” Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum takes a close look at a new report from TNTP , the advocacy group formerly known as The New Teacher Project. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Chegg 45

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Clickers” are definitely not new — indeed, in my research for Teaching Machines , I found examples of classroom response systems dating back to the 1950s.

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education

The Hechinger Report

I definitely would have struggled [in algebra] if I didn’t have to go through the process of re-taking.”. It should be clear to students which skills will be assessed on any test or project and how those skills will be graded. I definitely would have struggled if I didn’t have to go through the process of retaking,” Kylee said. “It Freshman Kylee Elderkin works on an assignment in English class at Nokomis High School in Newport on Friday, June 2, 2017.