While it’s certainly important to understand the academic skills of these incoming kinder students, it’s just as critical to measure physical well-being and social and emotional development. Let’s take a closer look at how several states are rising to the challenge.
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School may be out for the summer, but district and school administrators are hard at work planning for the upcoming school year. To support you in this process (and save you a little time to enjoy the sunshine!), we've assembled a curated list of our best resources aligned to goals outlined in the Ohio ESSA plan.
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 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.
Given that alternative graduation pathways were no longer an option going into the 2018–19 school year, Dr. Ebbrecht and his team at Westerville City Schools knew that they needed to provide a remediation option for students during the fall semester for the 2019 graduation cohort who had not yet achieved the required points on the EOC exams. Similarly, we knew that educators across Ohio were facing this challenge, which is why we chose to partner and share effective best practices for EOC preparation at a recent lunch-and-learn event.
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