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ConnectEd Is a Great New Presidential Initiative But We are Already Behind | Dr. Idit Harel Caperton Blog | Huff Post

ConnectEd Is a Great New Presidential Initiative But We are Already Behind | Dr. Idit Harel Caperton Blog | Huff Post | K-12 Assessments | Scoop.it
On June 6th President Obama announced a new national initiative, ConnectEd, to push for more internet speed and learning technologies in schools. The President's goals for ConnectEd (great name) include: Connect 99 percent of students in America to high-speed broadband in public schools and libraries. Invest in educator professional development to help teachers keep pace with changing technology and new methods of teaching and learning. Implement tools to help teachers hold interactive online lessons, collaborate with educators and experts online across the world. Undertake real-time assessments of student progress. Support innovation in digital devices and digital content in the private sector . The reasons for this? Obama says: Click headline to read more and watch video of Prez Obama's speech--
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Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization

Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization | K-12 Assessments | Scoop.it
Teaching students to contextualize, or understand the things happening around certain historical events allows them to gain a deeper knowledge of lessons.
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Rigor: In search of a definition

Rigor: In search of a definition | K-12 Assessments | Scoop.it
Recently, I had a conversation with a group of math coaches who are working with elementary teachers on implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The discussion turned to a description of rigor in the classroom. The coaches commented that many of their teachers were confused by exactly what was meant by teaching and learning with rigor. The coaches weren’t sure how to respond.
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State board supports Common Core, Next-Generation Science Standards

State board supports Common Core, Next-Generation Science Standards | K-12 Assessments | Scoop.it
The board incorporated the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state collaboration of English/language arts and mathematics standards that included input from hundreds of Kentucky educators, into the Kentucky Core ...
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Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights | K-12 Assessments | Scoop.it
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May's What's New in Common Core Standards & Assessments?

May has been a busy month for Common Core. There appears to be increased backlash against the standards and assessments as the reality of implementation creeps closer. One could argue about the degree to which the ...
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A Proposal for Better Growth Measures

A Proposal for Better Growth Measures | K-12 Assessments | Scoop.it
Given that 20 states and most test publishers (CTB, ETS, NWEA, Measured Progress, Pearson, Scholastic, Scantron, Cambium-Voyager) currently report student reading ability on the Lexile scale from MetaMetrics, it seems like a logical choice for a common reference point. In addition to test publishers, all the major text and trade book publishers have elected to use Lexile measures as a way to describe text complexity. Instructional companies are building intervention and instructional programs around Lexile measures. For example, Scholastic Reading Inventory and Curriculum Associates' i-Ready have also linked their assessments with the Lexile Framework illustrating the practicality of a common scale.
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What are the growth measures we are using in our assessment products?
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Schools Test-Drive Common Core

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Schools Test-Drive Common Core Education Week News The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, another consortium developing online tests for the common core, also has piloted some of its prototype...
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