Measuring Success

Measuring Success

The Promise of Performance Assessment … and the Challenges

By Peter D. Hofman, M.B.A. and Stuart R. Kahl, Ph.D.

In all ages, whether digital or pre-digital, the measurement of student success must be driven by the education outcomes we value and the type of evidence that best demonstrates success. More than ever before, the time is ripe for performance assessment ... if we can overcome the challenges....

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Student Focused Learning

By Darby Carr

Today’s education system was built to standardize the way we teach and test. This worked well when most students would progress from school to an industrial job. However, students are expected to perform more complex tasks in today’s workplace, when the current education system does not...

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Portable Records and Learner Profiles

By John Bailey, Samuel Casey Carter, Carri Schneider, Ed.D. and Tom Vander Ark

This article is a summary of Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles, one of the papers in the DLN Smart Series produced by Digital Learning Now! in partnership with ExcelinEd and Getting Smart. The series was created to provide specific guidance regarding adoption of...

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Challenges in Measuring Online School Performance

By Barbara Dreyer

Online learning for students in grades K-12 has been available for over a decade in some states, and the number of programs offered by school systems or virtual (online)1 charter schools is increasing rapidly. Connections Education has been operating Connections Academy online schools...

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SE2R Can Revolutionize How We Assess Learning

By Mark Barnes

A student and teacher huddle around a laptop computer. The student clicks an Internet tab, and her classroom website fills the monitor. She opens one page that contains a reading project and another with embedded media, including a narrated slide show. Another click and she introduces her...

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