Say NO to Silos in Your STEM Program

MiddleWeb

She includes questions to pose about your STEM program. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act integrated STEM STEM program evaluationSTEM courses don't belong in silos.

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Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.

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Using Data Visualizations to Improve Strategic Decision Making

District Administration

Making complex data more accessible and informative In the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Research & Program Evaluation Office provides rigorous and high-quality research and analysis to support district priorities. By using data dashboards to create accessible, easy-to-understand visualizations of a wide variety of district information, the office has helped administrators understand what's working, what's not working and why, improving strategic decision making

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.

#AskExcelinEd: How are states advancing next generation learning?

ExcelinEd

Excel in Ed and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape , closely examines state innovation and pilot programs supporting next generation learning, which includes personalized learning and mastery-based education.

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 To formally assess the impact of ST Math, Gaines performed a program evaluation, analyzing NWEA scores, ST Math data and even interviewing teachers. Read the whole story to find out more about Robeson's evaluation of ST Math: Download Robeson's story.

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology.

Invest in the Workforce of the Future with Data-Driven Collaboration

Digital Promise

By investing in the (Governor’s Workforce Board) programs, we’re building the workforce of the future. Through the utilization of an expansive data sharing platform, Rhode Island hopes to conduct robust analyses to: Improve workforce development and adult education programs.

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Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

The final presentations gave me, as the educator, a type of program evaluation where I got the opportunity to learn the most significant classroom projects from my learners’ perspectives. I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice.

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.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Enhancing Education Through Technology Program.

Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial). Meanwhile, any other program with studies not meeting the RCT bar of rigor is by comparison downgraded—no matter how many other high quality studies they may have, under how many different conditions, in what timeframe, or even with repeated positive results. The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity.

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K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Director of Research and Program Evaluation. And the programs don’t come with the kind of data our teachers want for the competency-based learning approach we’re taking. “We first piloted an adaptive math program with elementary school students.

Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support

EdTech Magazine

Evaluate Teachers with PD in Mind. When it comes time to evaluate teachers, administrators should look for ways to improve instruction , rather than judge. The purpose of evaluating teachers is to improve instruction in ways that impact students. Rafael Inoa is a Kean University lecturer with a doctorate in educational research and program evaluation. Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:13.

How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?

Digital Promise

I have worked with teachers and conducted many classroom observations and program evaluations. How the Program Works. TWI programs are bilingual programs designed to build high levels of bilingual proficiency. Some programs teach 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in a partner language (eg, Spanish, Korean, Chinese). A few years ago, a colleague and I researched the experiences of the graduating class of a longstanding TWI program.

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. In addition, many schools that adopt an SEL assessment have also adopted an SEL program.

This Tech Encourages Career Planning When It Matters Most—Before Graduation

Edsurge

Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers.

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

The Hechinger Report

But as the second year of the program starts to wind down, Amity Baldwin, the seventh-grade humanities teacher, sees a lot of positives.

Toward a Conceptual Framework for a Quality, Learning-Focused 1to1 Initiative

More Verbs

I believe, instead, the problem is that we have not nurtured sufficient buy-in for the program, so we need a different set of strategies if leaders are to successfully overcome this challenge. Managing Change: Knowing how to define success and if “it” is working (smart use of data for planning, formative feedback, and program evaluation). Here is an emerging (draft) conceptual framework.

IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile.

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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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IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile.

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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. The study, “ Do Developer-Commissioned Evaluations Inflate Effect Sizes?

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An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning

Edsurge

Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers.

Don’t Ignore Teachers in Evaluation Studies of Education Technology

Edsurge

At the same time, my experience doing research in an urban district suggests that education technology evaluations need to go beyond this focus if they are to be most useful. The Basic Issue: Personalizing vs. Plugging-In A basic issue in any program evaluation is to define the program. Is the program an opportunity for students to sit in front of a computer screen and use software, or is the program a new model of teaching empowered by digital technology?

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But unfortunately over the past decade or two, educational research has gotten tangled up in how the medical industry defines and measures efficacy—standards that are as inappropriate as evaluating a headache only with an MRI machine. Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house.

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Assessment and Mobile Learning Questions

Education with Technology

D) an online program evaluates learning. H) the students self-evaluate and reflect on how to improve. Technology can play a critical role in the learning process. Here are some questions about assessment and mobile learning to think about as you plan for your mobile learning. Who/ What will assess the students’ mobile learning? A) the same mobile app that the student worked on. B) a different mobile app. C) the teacher corrects a paper and pencil quiz.

The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem

Edsurge

This is the kind of work that Schenectady City Schools in New York has been advancing with their return on investment program evaluation model. The district began the program when budgets were declining and they had to decide what to cut and what to keep. When the economy and their budgets recovered, they kept the model to help them invest only in programs that worked for their students.

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A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap

The Hechinger Report

Armed with program evaluation data, Baltimore City Public Schools has expanded the academy from one to eight sites over the last four years. Having fun is important for programs like this.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

Before joining Digital Promise, Christina led program evaluations for federal and state initiatives and delivered professional development and technical assistance to school districts at Measurement Incorporated. What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools?

What If You Held Your Math Program Accountable for Long-Lasting Impact?

MIND Research Institute

Educational programs are not being held accountable for long-term impact. This makes it especially challenging for education leaders to make wise choices, and it inhibits innovation and continuous improvement by program developers. The Rise of the School Grants Program.

Over 25 Ideas for eLearning… Inclement Weather and Snow Day Make Up

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, this winter has prompted some school districts to look at their e-leaning programs and ask the question, “Can the day be made up using eLearning and the internet?” Investigate possible home connect programs for students who do not have access.

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Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

Five years ago ISTE posted Technology Coach standards on their website with the following description " Technology coaches help bridge the gap from where we are to where we need to be.

Yet another campus sacrifices the queen

Bryan Alexander

The College of Saint Rose (Albany, New York) announced ( pdf ) it would cut academic programs and faculty, in yet another example of what I’ve been calling a queen sacrifice. Twenty-seven programs will be ended. A dozen of those to-be-closed programs have no students.

OPINION: When less-affluent families pay too much for child care

The Hechinger Report

Participation rates in center-based care vary dramatically by the age of the child, starting with 13 percent of children from birth to one year of age regularly attending a center-based program and rising to 66 percent of four-year-olds.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

edWeb.net

For those at the forefront of digital integration at Vancouver Public Schools, it was frustrating to turn away new resources when they lacked a process for proper vetting, evaluation, and implementation.

“My school’s efforts to integrate technology into instruction have led to significant increases in student achievement.” – Darren Clay, USA

Daily Edventures

After my third year of teaching,” Clay says, “I enrolled in an Aspiring Leaders program. The program selected the top 10 teachers in the district to work directly with a district cabinet member.