Tag: #Student Growth

Article Sep, 2017

How to Use Technology to Prepare K-12 Students for College Success

Graduation rates may be increasing, but not all graduates are ready for college. Education technology can better prepare students for college success.

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August, 2016

Implementing Quality Grading Practices

Renown Grade Doctor Ken O’Connor discusses two aspects that most commonly cause difficulties or failure in trying to move from traditional grading procedures to quality grade procedures.

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August, 2016

3 Reasons Summative Assessment Data Won’t Improve Student Growth

Summative assessment data arrives too late to make an impact to critical instructional decisions and thus impact student growth. That’s why the practice of using formative and interim assessments is critical for making timely instructional decisions that will improve current instruction.

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July, 2016

Why Parent Engagement is Important to Student Success

In the 21st century, technology can help to drive parent engagement, and in turn, help students succeed and take more responsibility for their learning.

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June, 2016

Formative vs. Summative Assessment: What’s the Difference?

Summative testing is not the same as formative assessment. Be clear on what the difference is, and help parents understand the difference using analogies.

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June, 2016

Using Descriptive Feedback as Part of Formative Assessment

Descriptive feedback should highlight gaps in understanding and is part of a bigger picture of formative assessment.

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June, 2016

Six Steps for Rigorous Formative Assessment

Together, teachers and students can create a meaningful road map to increase their academic achievement and success, through designing challenging and realistic learning goals grounded in standards.

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June, 2016

How Does a Rigorous Formative Assessment Plan Fit Into an Instructional Program?

Teachers who frequently collect and analyze assessment results, and modify instruction based on data are more effective at improving student learning than those who do not engage in these practices. Find out how rigorous formative assessments fits into an instructional program.

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June, 2016

10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Engaging every student has been a perennial challenge for educators. However, research in this area has revealed much about how teachers can design learning experiences that interest students and maintain their engagement.

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May, 2016

9 Benefits of Using Formative Assessment to Increase Student Growth

While focusing on learning-oriented techniques like formative assessment may be a bit more time consuming and require some extra strategy, the results are well worth the effort because they contribute to students who exhibit more growth.

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