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Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

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October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. Virgin Islands used Lexile and Quantile measures to support student learning.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

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Last school year, 15 states and US Virgin Islands used Lexile and Quantile measures to support student learning.

CAP ‘Education Crisis’ Report Looks at Future of US Schools

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A newly-released report from the Center for American Progress has found that gains are being made in student achievement across numerous reform-oriented states and school districts.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more.

Learning List, The College Board forge AP materials alliance

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In collaboration with the College Board, Learning List has developed a review methodology that assesses materials’ alignment to the Learning Objectives and Skills/Practices contained in the new AP course frameworks for math, science and history courses.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

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GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. LoL is currently working to integrate its games with Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL). “We

New state versions of Waggle will conform to learning standards

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Triumph Learning, producer of K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, unveiled new versions of Waggle, its smart practice solution, to align with learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. To learn more about the new state-specific versions of Waggle, visit [link].

Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM

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percent of the school-aged population, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Obstacles to English learners participating in STEM subjects and careers do not include lack of interest or ability, according to the report, “ English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools and Lives.” Rather, it stems from a lack of access to rigorous, age-appropriate instruction in the field.

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New AP course materials are getting an independent review

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In collaboration with the College Board, Learning List has developed a review methodology that assesses materials’ alignment to the Learning Objectives and Skills/Practices contained in the new AP course frameworks for math, science and history courses.

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning.

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The top 10 school IT leader concerns

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Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.,

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CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

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Some digitally enabled K–12 schools find it difficult to provide appropriate lesson plans that can be accessed by all students, said Tim Clark, director of curriculum, instruction and digital learning at Chicago Public Schools. . What we want to do is transform the instructional core.”.

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu

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Notes from panel discussion/concurrent session at SXSWedu 2012 Geoff Wurzel, TechNet Wurzel was one of the influencers on Senate Bill 6 and the creation of the Instructional Materials Allotment in Texas. Examples of their initiatives include PBS TeacherLine, PBS LearningMedia, CPB Ready to Learn (PBS Kids), PBS Kids Lab (learning games). It brings a library of over 18,000 purpose-built, digital learning objects to teachers, learners, and parents.

Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

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At this year’s ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies in a timely manner. Material from a press release was used in this report.

The Remix Hypothesis

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For several years my colleagues and I have been conducting and reviewing empirical research on the impact on student outcomes when OER are adopted in place of commercial materials. Clearly, supporting more learning at lower cost is also a solid “win” for OER.

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Curriculum Associates to Be Owned by Iowa State University--For Now

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More than 6 million students in all 50 states use products offered by Curriculum Associates, which sells research-based print and online instructional materials, assessments, and data management tools, including its flagship tool, the adaptive assessment and instruction package, i-Ready. See EdSurge’s report on adaptive learning tools including i-Ready in Adaptive Learning Close Up. Education Technology Adaptive Learning Learning Strategie

Pearson Is Selling Its US K-12 Business—Despite Posting a Profit and Digital Growth

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portion of its K-12 business, which includes print and digital curriculum and instructional materials. In Pearson’s 2017 full-year results report , the publisher stated that “we have concluded the strategic review of our US K12 courseware business and have classified the business as held for sale.” In November, it also divested its language-learning business, Wall Street English, for $100 million. higher-education courseware and in-school assessment in the U.S.

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. Additionally, built-in assessments and the adaptive question engine help identify where students may need more support.

Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

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BOSTON (April 19, 2018) – Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. The news of being named a preferred vendor comes after a recently released report showing that students in Utah who were using Lexia Reading Core5® during the 2016-17 school year realized significant literacy gains.

OPINION: Eliminating the funding that supports educators? That’s no way to cut the federal budget

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The support ranges from help creating and aligning instructional materials or assessment resources to providing social and emotional learning opportunities. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

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How do we deliver better learning experiences to more students? There are fantastic learning resources out there of all breeds bringing different types of value to the learning process. I’m glad that the author goes straight to the issue of student learning.

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Curriculum Associates Enhances i-Ready® with Major Upgrades for Back to School 2018

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The upgrades—including a newly-redesigned teacher experience, the addition of a new differentiated growth model, new and expanded K–5 reading and mathematics lessons, and an iPad-compatible student experience—will improve the teaching and learning process for the program’s 5.6

Guides help teachers with NGSS transition

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Resources include instructional materials, new NGSS transition customization services and free guides. For states that are adopting the NGSS but then tailoring them to their specific needs, Accelerate Learning has developed customized versions of STEMscopes NGSS.

Calif. district boosts NGSS resources

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Pasadena USD selects STEMscopes California to help students adjust to NGSS, develop and deepen STEM understanding through inquiry-based learning. It supports our vision for student-centered learning and follows all the best practices we want to see in our science classrooms.”.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

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Common Core programs use research-based approach to help students learn reasoning, critical thinking. Likewise, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable diagnostic measure and personalized instruction in a single online product.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. Three-dimensional learning; 2. Coherent learning progressions; 3.

Teacher Bans Boys From Playing with Legos in Class

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Keller was aware of research that showed that having open-ended “trial and error” playtime with building materials is beneficial to kids. ” She said all students have access to all instruction and non-instructional materials.

OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

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. When technology is offered to schools free of charge, it always comes with the promise of improving teaching and learning. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. What’s curation?

A Primer for Scaling Your Education Business—Successfully

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At a recent panel I moderated alongside Amy Klement of Omidyar Network, Tory Patterson of Owl Ventures, Jennifer Lee of Learn Capital and Esteban Sosnik of Reach Capital we discussed some common themes when it comes to successful companies that drive impactful education outcomes at scale. Schools were unhappy with both the cost and the quality of the instructional materials available. Part of the value creation plan includes the data that management will report to the board.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

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I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction.

Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

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The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. million were reported to Inc. Performance Matters, which was founded in 2003, provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for formative assessment, data management, and analytics.

The Business of Education Technology

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Remind co-founder Brett Kopf was replaced as CEO by Brian Grey, formerly CEO of the Bleacher Report. These are just the ones that were reported by the press, of course.). Here are the areas that have seen the most ed-tech investment activity so far this year: Learning to code : Investments include Galvanize ($45,000,000), Codecademy ($30,000,000), Andela ($24,000,000), Wonder Workshop ($20,000,000), Revature ($20,000,000).

Kids news round-up

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We are so lucky to have available an array of kid-friendly current event options, rich with instructional resources, and mostly free! The School edition offers assessments, standards alignment and the ability to customize instruction. News for Your Classroom : is Scholastic’s free daily magazine complete with kid reporters, video highlights and an archive. current events curriculum instruction lesson plans news technology

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more.

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The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

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Last year Bob Reiser invited me to contribute a chapter to the fourth edition of Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology , to be published by Pearson. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” ” asks The Hechinger Report. ” asks The Hechinger Report. My response to the report. Education Politics.