The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

How do we ensure that Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple won’t sell these enormous stores of information to advertisers, employers, law enforcement or the military? A spokeswoman for Summit said in an email, “We only use information for educational purposes.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

In the mid-2000s, Louisiana implemented high-stakes tests known as Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, or LEAP, which required fourth and eighth graders to show that they were grade-level proficient. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

The Hechinger Report

Students who routinely miss school get individual assessments and attendance success plans geared toward their unique needs and circumstances. Related: Sending parents useful information about attendance, course progress has big effects, social scientists find.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

The Hechinger Report

The alternative diploma, attained through the LEAP Alternate Assessment, Level 1 (LAA1) graduation pathway, allows students with severe disabilities to forgo typical academic expectations and requirements, and it doesn’t end with the high school diploma.

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.

For students with disabilities, quality of education can depend on zip code

The Hechinger Report

She fought for years and went to court to stop her district from giving her daughter certain assessments. The district needed these assessments in order to push Guldan’s daughter, Rebecca, into a graduation track specifically for students with disabilities.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Schools are supposed to revise the IEP document annually in partnership with the student’s parents and conduct a barrage of assessments to reevaluate the child’s disability classification every three years. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

The Hechinger Report

Critics of the traditional teaching model of presenting information and then giving a test to determine how much of it a student retains point to the lack of actionable information offered by a single cumulative grade.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

The Hechinger Report

One of the tools that parents now have is us,” said Davis-Boyer, adding that she gave the mother information about housing assistance organizations and ways to talk to her son.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

The Hechinger Report

She struggles with decision-making and executive function, which are the skills that allow people to organize information and respond to it. An accurate and thoughtful assessment of a student’s abilities and interests.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

The Hechinger Report

That evolution has sped up since 2001, when the state introduced a requirement that students pass a statewide assessment (known as the MCAS) to earn a high school diploma. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Social emotional SolutionsHATHORNE, Mass. —

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The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

Students with disabilities process information differently, so they need more explicit instruction to develop and use these skills than general education students do. This plan uses student interests and other information about a student to outline post-high school goals.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

Edsurge

They are developing a recommendation engine to leverage dropout rate data to predict and design interventions for at-risk students. The engine will also assess the outcomes of such interventions—information that will help tailor and improve recommendations over time.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

Bits of student performance data are only just starting to trickle out of the pilot schools, so it’s too early to assess most of them quantitatively. Most Basecamp schools make a lot of changes to the platform’s lesson plans, projects and assessments.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

While it’s common for us to view our programs from an instructional perspective, it has now become vital that we leverage other frameworks to inform our evaluation as well. Do we have a programmatic assessment plan? Does our program support a prior learning assessment model?

The journey to student-centered learning

Neo LMS

And we keep wondering about the high rates of dropout students. And when their specific learning needs are met, the percentage of underachievers and dropouts shrinks, engagement rates and the likability of going to school go up, as well as student performance.

Improving the quality of a higher educational institution

Linways Technologies

KPIs are used to evaluate and assess the efficiency, performance, and results. Dropout rate : How many students dropped out without completing the course. Retention rate : How many students stayed as opposed to dropouts. The first step- Measuring efficiency.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

Edsurge

I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. Differentiation is typically described as an approach that incorporates one or more of the following components: Assessment —Use whatever you can learn about students to help them to connect to classroom instruction, both at the start of school and through ongoing informal and formal assessment all year long.

Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings

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The merger combines leading formative assessment and data platforms (Illuminate Education, IO Education, SchoolCity and Alpine Achievement) with a leading formative item bank provider (Key Data Systems). “We’re For more information on Key Data Systems, visit [link].

TEACHER VOICE: Raising the bar on high school diplomas slams the doors on the weakest students

The Hechinger Report

The recent three-part series on proficiency-based learning in Maine by The Hechinger Report’s Lillian Mongeau (which appeared in both The Report and the Portland Press Herald ) is very informative on this topic.

Spreading First Aid for Teens’ Mental Health by Training Adults to Help

MindShift

Left untreated, mental health concerns can contribute to high school dropout rates. But a community-wide intervention called Mental Health First Aid seeks to equip teachers, parents and caregivers with the information and skills they need to intervene during a mental health emergency.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Elementary schools, on the other hand, operate on a whole-class basis instead of course-by-course and aren’t yet dealing with dropouts or students in need of credit recovery.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. The i-Ready Standards Mastery system allows apples-to-apples assessment for grades 2–8 in ELA and math.

SmartAsset: Best K-12 Schools Are in the Northeast

K-12 Schools - Education News

State-level per-student funding was also taken into consideration, as well as the student-teacher ratio, the high school dropout rate, and the percentage of high school graduates who go on to attend college.

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

K-12 Schools - Education News

Early in the 2000s, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation put millions into creating small schools, believing that separating large high schools with growing dropout rates into several smaller schools would increase graduation rates. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 4, 2017 State auditor introduces legislation to protect students' personal information | The Turner Report → Missouri Senate Bill 478 would require school districts to notify parents or guardians of a data breach involving student information. Fascinating story of what happened when the New York Times released a set of tools for readers to anonymously submit information that might be of journalistic interest to the Times.

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Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

TeachThought - Learn better.

MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. Compare that same MOOC to a self-determined learner Googling topics or searching reddit for information, and suddenly it’s not so bad.

Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows

K-12 Schools - Education News

A 2004 report by Johns Hopkins stated that New York City had the highest concentration of “dropout factories” in the country. Author information Grace Smith | The post Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows appeared first on Education News.

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Alabama Policymakers Explore How to Increase Early Literacy Proficiency

ExcelinEd

In fact, research shows that nearly 90 percent of high school dropouts were struggling readers in third grade. Students in all eight – including Florida and Mississippi – outperform states without such policies on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). For more information on early literacy, please visit the ExcelinEd website. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Alabama yesterday to speak with the House Education Committee.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

Learning analytics data is the set of information collected about the student, the learning environment, the learning interactions, and the learning outcomes. This information is usually gathered while the learning process is taking place.

Researchers Say Level of Education and Health Causally Linked

K-12 Schools - Education News

The findings revealed that if every adult high school dropout in the population in the year 2010 had a GED or a diploma, 145,243 deaths could have been avoided, reports Anya Kamenetz for NPR.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

“What’s the dropout rate in some places? Plus, students are inundated with information from social media, and they need to learn how to wade through it all to find the facts. How do you teach kids to be active participants in government?

New York Graduation Rates Rise as Regents Mull Exam Changes

K-12 Schools - Education News

Meanwhile, the dropout rate in the city is improving, down 0.7 In 2014, the Regents began to allow students to change out one of the two social studies exams required for graduation for an approved alternative such as a language exam or an assessment of vocational skills.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

GoConqr

Dropout rates increase, test and project scores dip, and – worst of all – learning becomes synonymous with boredom. Many educators would strongly disagree with such an assessment. Too Much Information? Because technology is a doorway to an ever-expanding universe of information.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

“If we can grab them at kindergarten and start to give them the skills that they need in order to be successful students,” says Creeden, “we have the potential to prevent that student from being a high school dropout.”