One of the most buzzworthy trends in education today is using benchmark assessments to gauge learning and prepare students for high-stakes testing. We've put together five actionable best practice tips to help you start using benchmarks in your school or classroom!
The Marzano Research Lab conducted A Study of Best Practices in Edmentum Online Solutions, looking at Edmentum’s online solutions in various settings to evaluate the relationship between student learning and effective pedagogical practices with respect to the use of online instruction. Here, we will look at the 13 best practices identified in the study, along with insights into how each can be implemented and common challenges associated with them.
This year’s National Conference on Student Assessment included multiple sessions focused around the theme of innovative assessment. While innovative assessments can refer to a variety of assessment tools, competency-based learning (CBL) systems, are one of the most promising formats. Here, we will dig in to what Competency Based Education is and why it is something worth keeping an eye on.
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!
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.
There is a constant buzz in the news around testing and the question of whether or not students are being over-tested. No matter where you stand, determining what students know and where learning breaks down is critical to the education process. That’s where formative assessments come into play.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a significant shift in student expectations and assessments. Here are six professional development tips you can give your teachers to help them align to the Common Core expectations and prepare learners to succeed on the new exams.