For the past year, we’ve been embarking on an entirely new adventure—the Ed
Between making sure that you are staying on pace with curriculum guides, practicing test-taking procedures and strategies, and providing the targeted preparation and reinforcement individual students need, spring state testing can quickly begin to feel overwhelming for educators. The good news is that a little research and planning can go a long way toward ensuring that you’re able to provide the support students need to be successful on their state assessments.
Our research team here at Edmentum was honored to have Marzano Research peer review a research project that we conducted for our classroom practice and assessment program, Study Island. Through that review, Marzano confirmed our findings about the effectiveness of Study Island, and we also uncovered four best practices to help students get the most out of online practice.
Get Edmentum's School Year Success Kit
Free planning guides for your school’s long-term success!
Guide #1: Assessment for Learning
Guide #2: Blended Learning: Planning Process Fundamentals ...and more!
Other Recent Posts
Talk about a food fight! A group of six states and Washington, D.C., are suing the Trump administration over the rollback of school lunch nutritional standards requiring schools to serve students healthier meals. Read this story, as well as the latest in the college admissions scandal, a report on class Instagram accounts, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Last summer, Edmentum rolled out video conferencing software, powered by Zoom, for all of our EdOptions Academy students and educators and it’s been a game-changer. EdOptions Academy teachers have always prioritized relationship building, but the ability to easily connect via video is helping deepen student-teacher connections, improve teachers’ ability to provide intervention, and allow students to more quickly and fully get their questions answered.
We love to hear from teachers, so when we chatted with Ohio educator Valerie Irwin and her 5th grade co-teachers, we were excited to land on an exciting plan to share about how they use Study Island in a team approach. This is the first in a series of blog posts that we will publish to highlight how the team uses Study Island in each content area to help students master standards and achieve their learning goals.
In 2018, the Edmentum Research and Design team completed a study that was set in an Oklahoma school district. This district used Test Packs to structure instruction and prepare high school juniors for the ACT test, which is a portion of the state’s accountability system for high school graduation. The district requested support from the Edmentum Research team to examine the relationship between usage of Test Packs and student performance on the ACT test.
In an ideal world, you’d be able to sit down with each of your students in a private conversation to check in with them and their mental health. What if there was a way you could figure out who is in need of a deeper check-in, saving you time? One educator’s approach to tackling this issue is going viral on Facebook – and we love what it stands for!