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Designing Assessments that Meet Students Where They Are

Are you excited about designing assessments, giving assessments, and tracking the results of your assessments? Chances are, you probably aren’t. Yet, assessments are important, not just because running them helps you meet state and institutional requirements, but because they are a way to demonstrate that students have made measurable progress. 600 more words

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The Freedom to Learn

Anna Neumann (2012) offered a new perspective and some inspiring language (like the title of this post) to the conversation and progress around learning across socioeconomic status. 291 more words

Charter Schools

2105 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released its 2015 KIDS Count Data Book, an annual report on how children are doing nationally and in individual states. 1,089 more words

National

Why Teamwork is Essential for Tutoring to Succeed

One of my favorite TV shows is Bones, about a forensic anthropologist and an FBI agent who partner to solve mysteries. Besides being an entertaining drama, I find the show compelling because it shows how people with all different sorts of expertise can work together to solve big problems that they would not be able to solve alone. 571 more words

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What's the Meaning of a Diploma?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students graduate from high school or college. Students walk across a stage, are handed a piece of paper, which represents that they completed the set requirements to move on. 185 more words

Education

Benefits of Graphic Novels in Education

Graphic novels can be used as important educational tools to support reading fluency because they help students become more interested in reading and they convey complex ideas to readers. 722 more words

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