How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies


The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

After the quiz, the SRS software can generate several different reports including customized study guides and instructor summaries. I print the study guides for my students and they use them to study for their tests.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS) is a massive district.

Learning Without Teachers, Textbooks, or Tests - A Personal Case Study

The Innovative Educator

Outdated multiple choice assessments are seen as a waste of time. When it comes to learning, we’ve come a long way. We no longer have to go to a person or place to learn. Static textbooks are looked upon with dread by 21st century learners. Real-world, meaningful tasks are prefered. But, what does it mean if we no longer need the traditional elements, teachers, textbooks, and tests, to learn? How might our learning structures change?

Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me. Second, pedagogically, it prevents teachers from being able to properly assess what students know and the depth of that understanding.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments


This will be the first blog in a series about NGLC, and today we will explore a NGLC grant recipient, Del Lago Academy, that has designed an innovative assessment model. Today we’ll explore a new approach to assessments. Next Generation Learning Assessments, a case study.

How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S. STEM Education


Featured Trends adaptive technology case study featured learning assessment resource This article was co-written by Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar and Ben Owens Many of today’s classrooms look very much like they did 100 years ago: rows of desks, students passively listening to lecture-based instruction, and a one-size-fits all method of instruction. These classrooms look nothing like the real world’s fast-moving, tech-savvy global workplaces, and until […].

What is authentic assessment?

Learning with 'e's

Assessment. It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. Cathy proposes a causal link between the way we conduct assessment in formalised education and the deficit we see today in the workplace. Do you have good examples of authentic assessment?

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

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 Assess the Strength of a Democracy

Educator Innovator

Examining historical case studies with resources from our partner Facing History and Ourselves helps students think about the cultural and institutional factors necessary for a healthy democracy. As we take stock in our own role in this, how do we also help students make sense of these divisions and assess the strength of democracy and civil society?

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want


Real world problems are exciting to solve but devilishly hard to assess, especially when there are many students involved. We use the Möbius Assessment platform from DigitalEd to tie all the various assets of our courseware together for assessment purposes. This vastly increased the validity and authenticity of our assessments. And since we adopted Möbius we’ve noticed a large percentage of faculty are now turning toward computer-based assessment.

Technology’s Impact on Adult Learners and their Children

Digital Promise

a ranking on reading achievement of only 17 out of 34 countries by the Program for International Student Assessment. Leveraging Technology for Even Greater Impact: Two Case Studies. In these two case studies, we explore technology’s impact by tracing the journeys of two family literacy programs as they used technology in transformative ways to meet their learners’ needs. Case Study #1: Briya Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.

League Districts Take on Major Challenges Together

Digital Promise

Digital Promise has launched five Challenge Collaboratives centered on Challenge Map topics: Real World Learning, Assessment Data Interoperability, Computational Thinking Pathways, OER Deeper Learning for NGSS, and Computational Thinking for NGSS.

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”. Instead of retreating from the idea of testing, we need to learn from the flaws of our current assessment system and take advantage of new ideas and technologies. Use adaptive assessment.

Giving students a V.O.I.C.E. in your classroom


Having students self-assess their work or assess their peers as well, will increase the understanding they have of their achievements and setbacks. 3 Awesome PBL case studies. Look around you!

Text Choice Helped Boost This District’s Literacy Success—and Empower Students


After an initial reading assessment, learners read texts that automatically adjust depth, pace and difficulty to an individual’s vocabulary, comprehension and fluency levels. Lindsay Unified School District Case Study. Also, the analytics you get from the assessments kids take for placement are really comprehensive. Education Technology Arts and Humanities Literacy Personalized Learning Assessments English Language Learning STEM Digital and Media Literacy

How Cohorts Drive Maker Learning Growth Opportunities

Digital Promise

Find valuable resources, including decision-making tools and powerful case studies, within the Digital Promise Maker Learning Leadership Framework.

Learning by Design: How Design Tech High School Uses Research

Digital Promise

You can also watch the video and download the case study. As a next step, consider forming an ongoing partnership for help assessing the effectiveness of new practices.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum


In this system, students choose from a menu of content delivery options (textbook, downloadable study guides, lectures) and interaction options (in-person or online). In 2013, he documented the experience in a case study in the Atlantic Marketing Journal, titled “ Operating a Very Large-Section, Hybrid Principles of Marketing Class at a Public University: Lessons Learned over Ten Years.” At the end of the day, students assess how they did and adjust accordingly.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Assess Your School or District Mark Wise told me about how they assess their entire district with a massive project for eighth-graders. Then we use that data to then inform our other programs and our other types of assessments to see how we can improve those.

The Art and Science of Learning: How New Mexico School for the Arts Uses Research

Digital Promise

You can also watch the video and download the case study. Use informal conversations and observations, or more formal student surveys and assessment data, to conduct small-scale research projects to help you make evidence-based decisions.

If We Do It Right, Teachers Plus Technology Can Free Educators to Focus More on Students

The Christensen Institute

The report’s case study of elementary education teachers points to an automation trend that could be a good thing for teachers and students.

Family Literacy: Four Steps to Leverage Technology for Even Greater Impact

Digital Promise

To better understand how technology can further these family literacy goals, we produced case studies on two family literacy programs that are using technology in different ways. adults study English, digital literacy, and parenting, while their children also attend classes. These case studies highlighted two very different programs. Step 2: Assess the Parents’ Learning Needs.

Valuing Professional Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

By articulating a specific research-backed skill and assessing evidence of that skill in practice, micro-credentials can transform a district’s culture of professional learning.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students.

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness


Research and Case Studies About Using VR and AR in Education. If we look at the four schools and how they're performing on the NWEA assessment in science, we see that these schools are very easily on pace with or outpacing the national average in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. VR Automotive Expert Career & TechnicalA 3D interactive study guide for automotive training.

Partnerships that Work: Tapping Research to Address Learner Variability in Young Readers

Digital Promise

ReadWorks provides free resources to K-12 teachers, including a library of curated nonfiction and literary articles, reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons, formative assessments, and teacher resources.

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How One Student Email Could Have Been Life-Changing

Gaggle Speaks

Without hesitation and regardless of the time of day, our team quickly notified Robert, the lead Gaggle emergency contact at Hesperia Unified and the district’s Director of Secondary Education, Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, and administrators at the student’s high school.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

For the better part of the past year, the Christensen Institute has worked in collaboration with Public Impact , a national education policy and management consulting firm, to study how schools are implementing innovative staffing models in conjunction with blended learning to personalize instruction and improve student achievement. We are excited to share our first set of case studies on these schools.

How This University Fellow Makes Learning Meaningful by Connecting It To Real Life


In higher education today, learning activities focus on challenging students throughout their studies—enabling them to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes that will equip them for a rapidly changing and complex world and ensure they have the confidence to thrive as global citizens in the 21st century. I created a case study that illustrates how the same chemistry concepts that my students are learning play a fundamental role in identifying the ingredients of newly-created drugs.

Using better metrics to build better schools

The Hechinger Report

” Envision enacts this philosophy through a “Know-Do-Reflect” process that uses projects, portfolios and presentations to integrate assessment with learning. The students are asked to self-assess their own progress, and through the portfolio exhibition and performance assessment process, they open up their work to outside evaluators as well. Assessment California Data Innovation Technology

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health


He also shares how the district uses case management technology to track these interventions, support clinicians and help assess when students need help—and when they don't. Why did you decide to adopt special education case management technology?

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Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)


In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. At the time, Wireless Generation was expanding from its roots in K-3 reading assessment into new areas: intervention, professional development, and data systems. Assessment buying has its own decision-makers—usually in the central office.

Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice


If you’re in the Illinois area reach out to ACTMA (Assessing Computational Thinking in Makerspaces). If you are some way in creating computational thinking syllabi, you may be wondering about how to assess your students; start with this interesting guide.

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