assessment

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

| April 9, 2014 | 5 Comments

How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation.

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Can Schools Be Held Accountable Without Standardized Tests?

Can Schools Be Held Accountable Without Standardized Tests?

| April 2, 2014 | 18 Comments

A Colorado school district is trying to prove to the state that its performance-based assessments of student learning work better than state standardized tests.

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New Study: SAT Scores Not the Only Indicator of College Success

New Study: SAT Scores Not the Only Indicator of College Success

| February 19, 2014

Many students who don’t ace the SAT and ACT tests apply to schools that make standardized test scores optional. A new study shows those students do just as well in college as those who submit their scores.

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Is Kindergarten Too Young to Test?

Is Kindergarten Too Young to Test?

| February 7, 2014 | 31 Comments

Childhood learning experts, parents, and teachers are voicing strong opposition against mandating standardized tests for kindergarteners.

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The Importance of Low-Stakes Student Feedback

The Importance of Low-Stakes Student Feedback

| January 6, 2014 | 13 Comments

How can assessments shift to support classroom innovation instead of hindering it?

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How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

| January 3, 2014 | 8 Comments

As game developers look at a complicated education marketplace studded with persistent challenges, a few guidelines have begun to emerge to help make it easier for teachers to use and see value in educational games.

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What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests?

What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests?

| December 3, 2013 | 5 Comments

Parents are increasingly worried that the emphasis on standardized test scores is destroying children’s love of learning.

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In the Rush to Buy New Tech for Common Core, What Happens to the Big Picture?

In the Rush to Buy New Tech for Common Core, What Happens to the Big Picture?

| December 3, 2013 | 6 Comments

As schools and districts prepare for the Common Core State Standards, the pressure to buy new technology overtakes the need to create a vision and a plan for smart long-term use.

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Will the New SAT Be a Better Barometer for College Readiness?

Will the New SAT Be a Better Barometer for College Readiness?

| November 14, 2013 | 4 Comments

The new test is slated to be revealed in January, and as of now it’s hard to know specifically what the changes will actually look like, and in what ways the test will be “improved” for test takers.

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How Can Students Be Successful in a High Stakes World?

How Can Students Be Successful in a High Stakes World?

| November 12, 2013 | 5 Comments

High school students increasingly see school as something to “do,” not a place to learn. How can parents and educators reframe success to allow schools to become a place of deep engagement and real learning?

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