Measuring Success

Measuring Success

It’s not Complicated — But it’s Seriously Difficult

By David M. Steiner, Ph.D.

Given the highly favorable reviews and rave blurbs from such diverse figures as former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, one might think that Angela Ripley’s new book on education around the world, The Smartest Kids in...

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How World of Warcraft Saved Me and My Education

By Erik N. Martin

I am not a teacher, administrator, instructional specialist or assessment expert. I am a student; one of the least heard voices in the education reform movement, though it is a movement that has been forged for the sake of my generation and those following. As a student, I can share what I know...

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Reinventing the Report Card

By Kyle L. Peck, Ph.D.

A “perfect storm” is accelerating the pace of change in education at both the K-12 and higher education levels. Stimulated by technologies that are ever more powerful, more available and less expensive, as well as new standards, global competition, increasing costs, more and better data on...

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Confronting Barriers to Learning to Help All Children Succeed

By Pamela Cantor, M.D.

It is a daunting challenge. Across the country, states, districts and schools are carrying out systemic strategies to revamp curricula and strengthen the capacity of teachers to implement Common Core State Standards. Educators must bring students from all backgrounds and differing levels of...

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Strengthening Teacher Evaluation in the Age of Accountability

By Sabrina Laine, Ph.D and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt, Ph.D

Teacher accountability in the United States is in a period of transformation. In July 2012, the 26th state received an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver, marking relief for more than half of the states from many of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. In...

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