Common Core

[High-Stakes Testing] How Parents Can Help

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Sarah Cornelius

Testing season can be a stressful time for students. We've put together eight simple tips to help your child effectively prepare while keeping a healthy mindset.

STEM and Edmentum’s Science Curriculum

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Thomas Boe

Edmentum's new science courses thoughtfully incorporate STEM goals and methods into lessons, learning activities, and assessments to help students relate their learning experiences to the multidisciplinary reality of real-world problems and careers.

7 Tips: Ensure That Your Learners Are Prepared for Common Core Assessments

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Sarah Cornelius

Preparing learners for the Common Core assessments can seem daunting at times, but with a plan and some preparation, you can feel confident about next-generation state testing. Check out these seven tips to help your students get ready and, ultimately, improve achievement!

Project-Based Learning and Next Generation Standards

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Sarah Cornelius

Project-based learning (PBL) takes an innovative approach emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration to engage students and effectively teach next-generation standards. We have broken down the components of PBL to help educators apply it in their classroom or school.

Our Latest Rock Star: Muhlenberg North Middle School

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Scott Sterling

After adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the 2011-12 school year, Muhlenberg North Middle School in Greenville, KY was classified as "Needs Improvement" by the Kentucky Board of Education. The school turned to Study Island and its robust data and analytics to target instruction, improve student outcomes, and achieve a satisfactory classification.

The State of Assessment, Part 1

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Lilly Flores

As the spring testing season winds down, we believe that it is important to reflect on how the first year of mandated next-generation assessments went for educators and students. Glitches with online assessments across the country have incited backlash from both students and parents, garnered significant media attention, and led to increased support for the "opt out" movement.

CCSS and Its Impact on Math Curriculum

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Christy Spivey

Educators and policymakers have spent significant time deconstructing and decoding the new Common Core State Standards in mathematics with the hope of bringing forward a better set of standards to propel mathematics learning and ultimately lead to success.

CCSS and Its Impact on ELA Curriculum

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Christy Spivey

Whether you think the Common Core State Standards are great or the worst thing ever, they have changed how we look at standards and education in this country, particularly in English language arts (ELA) education.

Edmentum's Vision for Assessment Solutions

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Mark Caulfield

Edmentum strives to help students reach their academic goals by providing assessment solutions that identify and support individual student learning needs. Guiding our vision for assessment solutions are the exciting changes currently taking place in regard to next-generation assessments.

Edmentum's Vision for Intervention Solutions

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Kara Marolt

The goal of Edmentum's intervention solution is to build a comprehensive set of tools to aid educators in monitoring student progress and classroom planning, leading to improved student achievement.

Common Core Update: What to Watch in 2015

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Scott Sterling

The new year brings more anticipation and anxiety about the future of the Common Core State Standards, the associated tests, and the overall status of public education in America. The standards have come to be a complex and controversial issue, surrounded by a lot of uncertainty. Here are the top things to watch in 2015 that we think will help shape the state of the standards.

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