At Edmentum, we take our ‘Educator First’ mission to heart—for the teachers and administrators we partner with across the country, and for the virtual teachers that work for our EdOptions Academy virtual school! That’s why we’re excited to announce our new annual Edmentum EdOptions Academy Educator of the Year Award and introduce our very first winner—Health and Physical Education teacher Diane McRandal.
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The late African American author Toni Morrison left behind a timeless legacy in literature, and an immeasurable impact on the lives of many. One woman, professor Jocelyn Chadwick, remembers Morrison not only as a friend, but as a gifted educator. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Edmentum holds monthly webinars of informative and educational topics that are great opportunities for all educators to conveniently fulfill professional development requirements and also stay on top of the latest Edmentum news. In August, we’re focusing on the new updates and enhancements of our products.
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We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.
We have three updated and newly created preparation courses for the ACT WorkKeys exams that reflect updated standards and requirements from ACT®. Each of these courses is leveled to match the assessments and help students improve their knowledge. Students will find that each level builds upon previous levels, requiring cumulative knowledge of prior and current levels to move ahead successfully in a course.
[Study Island + Exact Path] How Two Texas Districts Boosted Student Achievement Through Intervention, Acceleration, and Practice
In the context of our K-12 personalized learning program, Exact Path, a Building Block is a lesson that covers a prerequisite skill (often from a lower grade level) and is introduced into the student’s learning path automatically, when remediation is needed. To further explain how Building Blocks work in Exact Path, we’re answering four common questions on the topic.