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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). 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.”. Use adaptive assessment.

If You Want Equity in the Classroom, Above-Average Readers Need Intervention Too

Edsurge

In the past, kids in K-2 would get a reading assessment with their teacher but students in upper grades were just expected to be able to read. It was difficult to ascertain those students’ reading levels unless you were a reading specialist, and even then, assessments were performed individually and were very time-consuming. In 2010, New Jersey adopted Common Core standards. Learn more about Marlboro Township's impressive results and download a case study.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

It is a profoundly undemocratic force whereby unelected billionaires funnel money into efforts to reshape public education policies – expanding charter schools, pursuing alternative forms of teacher certification, promoting the Common Core State Standards, encouraging merit-based pay for teachers, and popularizing the narrative that education technology is the key to “personalization.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” ” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.”

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Associate Professor of Biology A Case Study in Science and Engineering Job Shadowing in High School - Ann Gaudino, Ed.D. Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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