Measuring Success

Measuring Success

AdvancED Launches STEM Certification Pilot

By Dr. Vicki Denmark

Imagine this as a typical day in an elementary, middle or high school: Elementary students working in collaborative groups to design rollercoasters with simple, everyday materials to learn about force and motion. High school and middle school teachers facilitating student-led discussions and...

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Helping All Students Succeed: A Plan to Narrow the Achievement Gap in STEM Education

By Dr. Jeff C. Marshall

If we are purposeful and intentional in our actions, we can begin to narrow the achievement gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classrooms. The study, “Effective, Sustained Inquiry-Based Instruction Promotes Higher Science Proficiency Among All Groups” published in the...

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CEO Message: Measuring Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

By Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D.

Today’s system of education is time-based, where the measures of success are what knowledge students possess within stated timeframes as determined by large-scale assessments that promote uniformity and standardization. What really constitutes success, and how can and should we recognize success...

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Transforming Education: Delivering on our Promise to Every Child

The Council of Chief State School Officers

It is imperative that we transform the national education agenda so that each and every child may succeed....

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Promoting and Supporting a Data-to-Action, Results-Oriented Culture within Durham Public Schools

By J. Brent Cooper, Ed.D., Terri Mozingo, Ed.D. and Dustin N. Johnson, Ed.D.

Setting the Stage

The beginning of the 2011-12 school year was a time of transition within the Research and Accountability (R and A) Department for Durham Public Schools (DPS) in Durham, NC. R and A entered the 2011-12 school year with a new department leader, two vacant...

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