After adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the 2011-12 school year, Muhlenberg North Middle School in Greenville, KY was classified as "Needs Improvement" by the Kentucky Board of Education. The school turned to Study Island and its robust data and analytics to target instruction, improve student outcomes, and achieve a satisfactory classification.
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There is a constant buzz in the news around testing and the question of whether or not students are being over-tested. No matter where you stand, determining what students know and where learning breaks down is critical to the education process. That’s where formative assessments come into play.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a significant shift in student expectations and assessments. Here are six professional development tips you can give your teachers to help them align to the Common Core expectations and prepare learners to succeed on the new exams.