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Topic: Measuring Success

Strengthening Teacher Evaluation in the Age of Accountability

Strengthening Teacher Evaluation in the Age of Accountability

Teacher accountability in the United States is in a period of transformation. In July 2012, the 26th state received an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver, marking relief for more than half of the states from many of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. In exchange,... Read the full article >
Challenges in Measuring Online School Performance

Challenges in Measuring Online School Performance

Online learning for students in grades K-12 has been available for over a decade in some states, and the number of programs offered by school systems or virtual (online)1 charter schools is increasing rapidly. Connections Education has been operating Connections Academy online schools since the fall of 2002 and currently... Read the full article >
Portable Records and Learner Profiles

Portable Records and Learner Profiles

This article is a summary of Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles, one of the papers in the DLN Smart Series produced by Digital Learning Now! in partnership with ExcelinEd and Getting Smart. The series was created to provide specific guidance regarding adoption of Common Core State Standards and... Read the full article >
Student Focused Learning

Student Focused Learning

Today’s education system was built to standardize the way we teach and test. This worked well when most students would progress from school to an industrial job. However, students are expected to perform more complex tasks in today’s workplace, when the current education system does not adequately prepare students for... Read the full article >
SE2R Can Revolutionize How We Assess Learning

SE2R Can Revolutionize How We Assess Learning

Another click and she introduces her personal blog, which houses dozens of writing samples on an array of topics. “You asked me to review the video on reflection letters,” she explains to the attentive teacher. “So I went back to these three posts and added the vocabulary you said was... Read the full article >
AdvancED System Accreditation in Action

AdvancED System Accreditation in Action

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Perspectives from the Business Community: Preparing Students for Success in the Work Place

Perspectives from the Business Community: Preparing Students for Success in the Work Place

Does K-12 education impact students’ preparedness for the work force? Do businesses find that students are prepared to be productive when they first enter the work place? Focused on the theme of Student Preparedness, AdvancED Source interviewed several business professionals seeking the answers to these and other questions. Following is... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Preparing Students for Their Success

CEO Message: Preparing Students for Their Success

One of the greatest challenges – and opportunities – that teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents face each and every day is preparing students for the future. How do we define student preparedness? For some, it’s being prepared to not only attend, but to graduate from a college or university and... Read the full article >
Research Brief: Student Perceptions on Preparedness

Research Brief: Student Perceptions on Preparedness

Value of Education Rated Low Many schools – public, private, urban, rural, and suburban – voluntarily administer surveys, such as the AdvancED High School Exit Survey, to gather student perspectives to help answer these types of questions. An analysis of nearly 5,500 responses from AdvancED High School Exit Survey administrations... Read the full article >
Something Old, Something New: What Teachers as Assessors Must Know and Be Able to Do

Something Old, Something New: What Teachers as Assessors Must Know and Be Able to Do

A variety of factors and initiatives seem to be converging to create a “perfect storm” of reform in education. Dissatisfaction with American students’ performance on international assessments, concerns about U.S. global competitiveness, the state of the economy, and evidence that many high school graduates are not “college or career ready”... Read the full article >