The start of a new school year often brings about a refreshed perspective and a great hope for the new year.
Whenever we use instruments to measure things, whether it’s a yardstick to measure height, a clock to measure drive time, or a test to measure student ability, there is some amount of noise that can result in slightly different measurements each time. That noise is called measurement error. In educational testing, this measurement error is more often referred to as the standard error of measurement—abbreviated “SEM.”
Making leadership a community-wide effort is key to building a positive school culture that supports every student. But, in order to successfully move toward this kind of leadership and professional development style, establishing a true culture of collaboration is one of the most important prerequisites.
Students and teachers in rural districts face challenges that their counterparts in more densely populated regions do not, but with those challenges, come opportunities. In this post, we’ll take a look at what rural districts are, what challenges those districts face, and what Edmentum’s commitment is to addressing the needs or rural districts through the Edmentum Rural Advisory Council.
Calvert Learning is proud to participate in the process of updating the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) Online Learning led by Quality Matters (QM) and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA). In a world filled with so many online content options and teaching modalities, it’s critical that the standards for online learning and teaching stay current and reflect the industry’s latest thinking.
Schools today face a very different set of challenges than they did even 10 years ago. These days, while it may be a difficult subject to approach, more and more educators are having serious conversations with their students, fellow teachers, and administrators around school safety, and what they can do to help protect their students and put their minds at ease so they are free to learn. That’s why this week, we’ve pulled together some of the latest education news in a special school safety edition of the EdNews Round Up.