Graduation rates may be increasing, but not all graduates are ready for college. Education technology can better prepare students for college success.read more
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
In the 21st century, technology can help to drive parent engagement, and in turn, help students succeed and take more responsibility for their learning.READ MORE
Summative testing is not the same as formative assessment. Be clear on what the difference is, and help parents understand the difference using analogies.READ MORE
Descriptive feedback should highlight gaps in understanding and is part of a bigger picture of formative assessment.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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