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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me. I allowed students to view their own reports so that they every opportunity to avoid plagiarizing.

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?

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Torsh TALENT, Teacher Impact Reports, Listenwise

Edsurge

If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. Teacher Impact Reports Patrick is a Math, Science, STEM & Assessment Coordinator at an Illinois district. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Teacher Impact Reports? Our use of Teacher Impact Reports has been the total reverse.

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.

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

The Christensen Institute

The McKinsey Global Institute’s recent report on the future of work for women made for an interesting headline at Education Week: “Forty Percent of Elementary School Teachers’ Work Could Be Automated By 2030.”

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.” Here, the player is given money, a weather report and lemonade supplies.

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

Digital Promise

In our latest report , we chronicle LPS’s partnership with ReadWorks , a nonprofit that leverages learning sciences research in support of its mission to help address gaps in students’ reading achievement.

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.

#AskExcelinEd: How do credentials meet the market in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky?

ExcelinEd

A new report from Excel in Ed and Burning Glass Technologies, Where Credentials Meet the Market: State Case Studies on the Effect of High School Industry Credentials on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes , addresses that gap. Read the Report.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

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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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. In 2011 KIPP, the charter school chain, released a much discussed report looking at the outcomes of its own students.

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

Edsurge

How rigorous of an assessment is involved and is there a common definition or evaluation process? Making Professional Learning Count : This report, by the research firm Grunwald Associates, highlights the importance of effective professional development for educators and summarizes teachers’ attitudes toward competency-based professional learning.

Personalizing Path & Pace Through Mastery Learning

EdTechTeacher

In this article, iNACOL makes that case that personalized learning environments that tailor the path and pace at which students progress must be grounded in competency-based learning. by Tom Driscoll.

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Critical Research Questions for Powerful Learning Networks

Digital Promise

They include approaches such as: Design-based implementation research; Mixed methods case studies; Network analysis; and. We’re looking forward to publishing a full report on the project later this fall, but below is a sample of research questions the cohort asked: What role do networks play in increasing access to innovative educational opportunities in rural areas?

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

In this University of Roehampton London study , one school saw dramatic improvements by incorporating Classcraft ’s collaborative game and personalized learning tools into their one-to-one and Google Classroom implementation.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

These intelligent tools can adapt pacing based on the student’s ability … and provide targeted, corrective feedback in case the student makes mistakes, so that the student can learn from them,” states an eSchool News report released earlier this year. These tools also gather actionable insights and information about a student’s progress and report the data back to the teacher.”. Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:06.

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3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative

EdTech Magazine

Using that information, administrators chose to integrate DreamBox , a software solution designed to help math teachers teach and assess students. After one year, students who participated in the program scored on average 97 percent higher on the STAR assessment than those who did not, according to a case study. Schools that used the ADDIE model before integrating ed tech reported vast improvement. 3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative.

Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education

Edsurge

Unless we become more nimble in our approach and more scalable in our solutions, we will miss out on an opportunity to embrace and serve the majority of students who will need higher education and postsecondary learning,” says the report. The report weighs in at about 60 pages, and provides more than a dozen short case studies of schools and tools on the cutting edge of innovation.

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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

First, the charter schools that garner attention for blended learning have, in many cases, used it to transform their entire schooling model. In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. We published the first of these reports recently as a series of case studies titled Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

Edsurge

This case study was originally published on Getting Smart Achievement First operates a network of 32 high-performing college-preparatory, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York City. Baked-In Innovation Schools are staffed with operations, logistics and technology teams that enable teaching and learning staff to focus on curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and professional learning. Those assessments feed into Cortex.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

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Interestingly enough, Dr. Fleming reports that Kinesthetics (the K in VARK) is the most common learning style though not the most common teaching style. This includes all forms but especially manuals, reports, essays, and assignments.

3 Common Student Data Sharing Solutions — and How to Overcome Them

EdTech Magazine

My office is constantly slammed with unique, one-off data requests,” Tim Cariss, the director of assessment and accountability for the Chico Unified School District told attendees of the annual Education Technology Industry Network conference. “It’s At Cajon Valley Union School in southern California, CTO Jonathan Guertin and his team took on the task of constructing a system that would unify the different data coming in, according to a Digital Promise case study. .

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75 Resources to Help You Transform Education in 2019

ExcelinEd

Excel in Ed and the American Federation for Children (AFC) co-published two reports on modernizing Title I funding allocations. School Report Cards. Open Source Code for Online Report Card Prototype. The Case for Public Charter Schools: Ten Studies and Data Sets for Policymakers.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 It proved useful in finding teachers to help develop our lesson plans, assessments and professional development.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics.

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Few can offer buyers independent assessments of the value of their products, even if those same entrepreneurs have sweated and toiled to build great wares. Researchers then study the outcomes. Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house.

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itslearning Introduces New White Paper on Improving Teacher Efficacy

techlearning

Additionally, according to the Center for Public Education , 90 percent of teachers participate in professional development but most of them reported that the experience was “totally useless.”

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Higher Order Thinking Through Curation

EdSense

A revised taxonomy for teaching, learning, and assessment was published in 2001, with cognitive concepts such as remembering, understanding, application, analyzing, evaluation and creation. They then classify, describe, discuss, explain, identify, locate, report, select and translate the data.

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

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report. To answer that question, The Hechinger Report combed through grant databases, legislative records and lobbying disclosures, looking for the forces and funding behind LD 1422. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Note that the last category is the most subjective and one might reasonably argue some reports (including those conducted under contract with the U.S. In any case, do not be surprised if I periodically return to this post to update or add key facts and documents.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Performance assessments that integrate evidence of teaching practices and student learning measured in a variety of ways (such as student work, lesson plans, assignments, in-person or video observations based on standards, and/or National Board assessment). Lesson study. In one case study, teachers met regularly to develop video clips of their best teaching practices for the National Board Certification application (Brantlinger et al.,

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Disruptive innovations in higher ed emerging from outside mainstream

The Christensen Institute

In many cases, this just-in-time education is offering learning opportunities that would not even be available on many traditional campuses. It reports having a 95 percent job placement rate into a student’s field of study and is transforming higher education from a destination into an experience that one returns to over and over again through a journey of lifelong learning. First, traditional accreditation was not built to assess these new kinds of providers.