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What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. How are states assessing rigor between schools?

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

Edsurge

Many school-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are widely used, for example. When these programs are well-implemented, they have academic, social, and emotional benefits. Recognizing this, organizations are investing in initiatives and partnerships designed to bring school-based SEL programs to scale. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL.

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice From a Student Assessment Researcher About What is Fair and Unfair in Today's Grading Systems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment Education Every Classroom Matters Podcast How to Guides.

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Profiles in Success: Evaluation Links ST Math to Improved Growth Mindset

MIND Research Institute

Having seen the impact at other schools, Gaines knew that the program would fit right in with Robeson's culture. “I’m The aspect of ST Math where you put in the effort, try hard, make mistakes, learn from your mistakes--that really resonated with our teachers, families and leadership.”. Students are struggling through challenge puzzles on weekends, helping each other on tough problems, and seeing that perseverance reflect on how they approach assessments.

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program. Proper technology evaluation is a crucial element to digital innovation , said Baule, speaking at Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference. 4 Key Evaluation Questions for K–12 Schools.

The dark side of education research: widespread bias

The Hechinger Report

And that may be leaving teachers and school administrators in the dark about the full story of classroom programs and interventions they are considering buying. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Columnists Jill Barshay K-12 News The Science of Learning

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A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap

The Hechinger Report

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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National Study Shows Significant Results on an Unprecedented Scale

MIND Research Institute

Independent education research firm WestEd recently published the largest ever national study evaluating a math edtech program. The study found significant results at schools that used ST Math , a PreK-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving. Two outcomes were evaluated: average math scale scores and the proportion of students who were proficient or above in math.

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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. Learning environments, for instance, have a myriad of variables that are difficult to control.

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Project Hope Alliance Partners with Think Through Math and Pearson Education

Think Through Math

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 — Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County families through stable housing and youth education programs, recently launched its Soaring to Success pilot program in partnership with Pearson Education and Think Through Math. The innovative program will focus on children in grades 3-7 served by Project Hope Alliance’s programs who require additional assistance in the classroom.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

As part of the launch of our new smart-device security testing, the Common Sense Privacy Program evaluated a popular smart device called Vector and conducted a hands-on basic security assessment for parents and teachers to learn more. Lastly, users have the option of asking Vector to learn their names with an audio recording of the user's name with Vector's microphone and to use facial recognition with Vector's HD camera. Privacy evaluation.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

As part of the launch of our new smart-device security testing, the Common Sense Privacy Program evaluated a popular smart device called Vector and conducted a hands-on basic security assessment for parents and teachers to learn more. Lastly, users have the option of asking Vector to learn their names with an audio recording of the user's name with Vector's microphone and to use facial recognition with Vector's HD camera. Privacy evaluation.