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Oregon’s Scores Flat in Second Year of Common Core Testing

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(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). The Oregonian’s Betsy Hammond writes that 55% of all pupils mastered the Common Core English standards, while only 42% met the proficiency levels on the math exam.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

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Those of us who are transitioning to Common Core standards know that text complexity will affect the rigor in our classrooms. Here are the new AR scores also in comparison to the Lexile scores : However, it''s not the be-all and end-all for selecting independent reading.

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?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. Grading student work by hand takes time and there is always a lag between students’ assessment and the resulting feedback. Education Technology Gaming Technology in School STEM Education Common Core State Standards Assessment Driven Curriculum Data and Research Game-based Learning

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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Programs are geared to the particular learning of Elementary and Middle School, and Middle and High School with games and lessons aligned to state and national standards like Common Core, TEKS and MAFS. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

Governor Christie’s Guide to Destroying a Great Education System #NJED

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Both of my parents were public educators; my father an elementary principal in Hackettstown and my mother an elementary teacher in Flemington. This recognition has been validated by state-by-state data comparisons.

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PARCC Results for DC Show College-Readiness Concerns

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The scores show how students in the area are performing on the new Common Core academic standards , implemented in an effort to increase the amount and depth of material students learn across the nation.

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Math RIT points on the NWEA MAP Growth Math Assessment from winter to spring, exceeding expected growth of 3.3 Stride also has the Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMAs) that can be administered four times per year.” It allows for an apples to apples comparison.”

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

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As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories. There are other areas that also come to mind including student grouping, assessment, and interest.

The delusional ways we evaluate English learners

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Second-graders at Dunn Elementary in Kentucky. Related: Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target. Photo: Luba Ostashevsky. Around 5 million children in U.S. schools are learning English as a new language, about one in ten students.

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Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

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More than 60 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and it’s been that way since testing began in the 1990s. The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that.

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Learning in Hand

Bryan gives you a head to head comparison of all of the popular interactive response systems that work on your classroom''s mobile devices. However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)?

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

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The boom and bust of Common Core standards have left their mark, just as new concerns over media literacy and privacy are doing currently. As a director for Common Sense Education , I’ve enjoyed something of a ringside seat, having edited close to 1,000 edtech reviews written by expert educators. We’re surprised how often developers struggle with this question, either because they don’t have an answer, or, more commonly, they just haven’t heard of their competitors.

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The Business of Education Technology

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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.

Is Estonia the new Finland?

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Fifth-graders at Konguta Kool – an elementary school in a small Estonian village – prepare for a math lesson in the computer lab. Estonian students are among the highest performers in Europe on international math, reading and science assessments.