Measuring Success

Measuring Success

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...

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A Student's Perspective

By Ally Kroehler

If you walked into a traditional high school today and asked 100 students if they liked school, I would guess that very few of them would say, yes. Maybe some of you have heard these comments, “Why do we have to learn about this? I am never going to use it anyway!” How might these responses...

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Student Learning is our Work

By Blondean Y. Davis, Ed.D. and Brian Ali, Ed.D.

For some time now, school leaders have come under fire to demonstrate greater accountability for the learning of all students. While there are pockets of educational excellence that exist, the preponderance of public schools are considered underperforming and that is unacceptable. Who is...

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