Measuring Success

Measuring Success

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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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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