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“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance. They’re probably going to have poor outcomes,’” she said.

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Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. The assessment data is correlated to and highly predictive of outcomes on DIBELS, AIMSweb, MAPS and other commonly used norm-referenced assessments.

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This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing


Assessment For Learning. We know that educators at all levels are responsible for making big decisions based on student evaluation outcomes. We walk you through the process of distinguishing between various assessment types, building goals, identifying best practices around your assessments and analyzing your data to make lasting instructional decisions throughout the year. At the same time, you’ll gain formative assessment data to inform your instructional decisions.

Developers Put Research to Work

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With a growing number of tools making their way into the classroom, entrepreneurs must recognize how scientific research can help them better understand students and improve outcomes. By highlighting examples of research-based product development, we aim to help all stakeholders use scientific and user research to improve student outcomes and better understand learners. Mindprint Learning provides a cognitive assessment developed for children that can be administered online.

Response to the Claim that K has Become the New 1st Grade

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Also, elementary school should not be unstructured lacking a scope and sequence of learning or curriculum. It needs to have a sequential curriculum and assess the performance outcomes of student growth to begin to target any students who might be at risk to fall behind. Delaying assessment and support simply delays fixing an issue or denying one exists. It will never be as objective as hard core science research can be.

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Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool


Outcomes: Using UpSmart, Wirth’s students “gained an average of 5.5 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.”

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

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When that idea wasn’t effective, they changed to teacher quality and spent millions more to help districts develop assessment systems for teachers that included using student standardized test scores to measure teacher performance. Even more money went into the construction, implementation, and distribution of the Common Core State Standards. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?


The station rotation model is utilized across the district, at the elementary, middle and high school level, in both bilingual and mainstream classes. Students at Normandy Park Elementary in Morris School District. Lora Clark, principal at Morris’s Normandy Park Elementary School, explains that due to the range of students’ language levels, bilingual classes remain necessary. She uses i-Ready , which provides both diagnostic assessments and level-appropriate practice.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. Nonetheless it is known as an innovative school and its use of Summit is part of a comprehensive “Rhodes to Success” program that principal Patricia Christie hopes will transform the school and her students’ outcomes. Shelby Villegas, sixth grade math teacher at Whispering Wind Academy Elementary School in Phoenix. Teachers decide how many times a student can retake an assessment before intervention is needed.

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. For example, they will acknowledge that it takes years to learn academic English and, in the next breath, bluster over the “achievement gaps” of English learners with graduation rates and national reading and math assessments. Photo: Luba Ostashevsky. Around 5 million children in U.S.

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Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D. Blended Learning Cohorts for Powerful and Sustainable Professional Development - Chad Fairey, Head of School The Easy and Hard Problems in the Transformational Use of Digital Media in Schools - James Bosco, Professor Emeritus What are the traits of an effective Elementary Physical Education program in today''s world - Francis J.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies.

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