Remove Advocacy Remove Assessment Remove Document Remove Report

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

By stripping away formal observations and replacing them with instructional walks, we acknowledged that instruction is not simply a list of indicators to be documented and scored. Assess whether we are learning more and getting better. Assess whether students are learning more.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

By stripping away formal observations and replacing them with instructional walks, we acknowledged that instruction is not simply a list of indicators to be documented and scored. Assess whether we are learning more and getting better. Assess whether students are learning more.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

These days we do a lot of workshops and special projects around freedom of information and privacy issues and advocacy work because that act was passed back in 1992. You had some experience in research and advocacy for privacy before you started there, while you were a student.

Data 171

Eligible for job and college aid, half of Tennesseans with disabilities get nothing

The Hechinger Report

State officials at the highest levels have been aware of these problems for years and have repeatedly failed to fix them, according to internal documents. Tennessee’s VR office has long struggled to serve its clients effectively, federal documents show. More advocacy.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. 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. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year.

When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Caroline Preston / The Hechinger Report. School employees in most states have a legal obligation to report any suspicion of abuse and neglect, and they can play a critical role in helping keep children out of harm’s way. Photo: Caroline Preston / The Hechinger Report.

Report 113

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

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. Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute. The document simply says, “No grade.”.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report. Related: Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report. The Gates Foundation is among the many funders of The Hechinger Report.). Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Nearly two decades ago, the reporter Todd Oppenheimer documented the aggressive rise of emerging Silicon Valley technologies — personal computers and the Internet — in the nation’s public schools. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

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.

Epson 82

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. Nellie Mae is among the many funders of The Hechinger Report.). On report cards, grades are presented in the new system, but on transcripts the school provides a conversion to a traditional letter grade — an element that has meant grades are easy for parents to understand. Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. Elizabeth Hewitt for The Hechinger Report.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine.

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.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. The training not only gave teachers the opportunity to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, but also taught them how to pull documents from the archives to enhance and enrich their classroom materials.

Study 89

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Assessing Betsy DeVos ’ Rollback on Disability Rights ” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry. “The 72 OSERS Documents Rescinded by Betsy deVos ” – by Liz Ditz. ” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. The Financial Times reports that Charles Schwab was in talks to buy student loan provider SoFi. (National) Education Politics.

MOOC 55

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.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Era of Big Data - Dr. Marc Kosciejew No More Tallies: Choosing a Web-Based Reference Statistics Tool - Mandi Goodsett, Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor/Government Documents Coordinator Tips for connecting your school library with teachers + the classroom -- from acquiring new materials to supporting the Common Core and other curriculum needs -- we''ll show you how. Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].

MOOC 43