As state standards, tests, and accountability all continue to evolve toward higher expectations of student performance, growth-based assessment models are gaining popularity. We're taking a closer look at the difference between growth and proficiency, and the benefits growth-based models have to offer.
Personalized, individualized, and differentiated—three flavors of learning with just enough in common to cause a lot of confusion in the education space. At Edmentum, we've been directing our time and energy towards developing a visual definition that’s easy to follow.
Personalized learning? Blended? Individualized? Differentiated? No matter what terms you prefer to use, education is moving away from the one-size-fits-all approach to one that utilizes technology and expert teaching practices to focus on the specific needs of each unique learner.
Given the constantly evolving landscape of special education, there needs to be ongoing conversation on the topic between a broad range of experts, educators, parents, and students. With the hope of inspiring some of this important conversation, we've compiled a list of five trending issues in special education that have been top of mind at Edmentum.