What is an effective way for schools to assess students in competency based education (CBE) that is effective and equitable? This question was explored in the third installment of a three-part webinar series hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) that took place on April 10, 2014 entitled “How Competency Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools.”
This blog post is part of a series of posts that draw on technical assistance responses we have prepared for individual regional comprehensive centers and states to answer specific questions and address specific needs related to their CCRS work.
This is a cross-post from The Quick and the Ed, authored by Mark Schneider (original post date: August 18, 2014). This is the second of two posts about U.S. teens’ results on a recent international assessment of financial literacy.
This is a cross-post from The Quick and the Ed, authored by Lydia Malley and Teresa Kroeger (original post date: August 18, 2014). This is the first of two posts about U.S. teens’ results on a recent international assessment of financial literacy.
On July 9, 2014, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) hosted the Webinar, “College, Career, and Civic Readiness: How Can a State Measure It?” The Webinar highlighted different methods of measuring college, career, and civic readiness (CCCR) that have been overlooked by more traditional CCCR indicators such as standardized test scores.
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) held an event to launch Make Assessment Matter. The new study, which provides a comprehensive overview of the initiative, was conducted in cooperation with Grunwald Associates LLC. The work builds on previous NWEA evaluations of assessment perceptions from 2012, and for the first time, includes a focus on student input and voice. Matt Chapman, President and CEO of NWEA, provided an introduction to and background on NWEA’s work, and highlighted the importance of including student input in the survey.
The U.S. Department of Education has released a blog, Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education, which highlights promising practices, lessons learned, and resources related to implementing K-12 reforms. The blog was developed to provide educators, parents, leaders, and stakeholders with information on how state and local K-12 leaders across the country are implementing education reforms.
In today’s world, earning a high school diploma doesn’t guarantee college readiness. To explore what states are doing to address this critical problem, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia’s Teachers College has developed the Reshaping the College Transition project. Two of CCRC’s four planned reports were published in 2013.
If you picked out random Americans on the street and asked them if they know what public-school teachers are and what they do, you would almost certainly receive universally affirmative responses. Everyone knows what a teacher is—it’s practically self-evident. Teachers teach students, of course.