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Why You Should Switch to Standards-Based Grading

Why You Should Switch to Standards-Based Grading

In an era of common core and standardized testing, the mention of “standards” has become polarizing. Some people believe that running standardized tests is the only sure way to measure, ...
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Understanding Teacher Evaluation: A Guide for Parents

It’s November, and that means, depending on where you live, parent-teacher interviews are fast approaching (if they haven’t happened already!) ...
Adaptive Testing: A Fairer, More Balanced Approach?

Adaptive Testing: A Fairer, More Balanced Approach?

In 2011, Georgia became the first country in the world to use computer adaptive testing for its high school exit exams. That May, 47,000 grade 12 students sat down in ...
3 Peer Review Strategies to Foster Student Engagement

3 Peer Review Strategies to Foster Student Engagement

Peer review becomes more common at the post-secondary level and is something that people experience in different forms throughout their career. Working with students to give and receive constructive feedback ...
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What Is Understanding by Design? (And Why Should Administrators Care?)

“Understanding by Design”—you may have heard this phrase before. Maybe it was even brought up in your professional development or used by one of your colleagues. But what does it ...
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The Most and Least Paid Teachers in the World

Even the education industry has a 1% ...
Self-Assessment: Am I Ready to Refine My Curriculum Mapping Process?

Self-Assessment: Am I Ready to Refine My Curriculum Mapping Process?

As a member of the administrative team at your school, you work hard to empower your teachers and grow student success. That might mean organizing professional development sessions, working to ...
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3 Tips for Integrating Personalized Learning in the Classroom

We all know that every student is unique and has their own individualized learning needs. In fact, research has suggested that taking a “personalized learning” approach can help better engage ...
5 Trends to Watch for in the Future of Assessments

5 Trends to Watch for in the Future of Assessments

This year marks the 80th birthday of the IBM 805 test scoring machine.   First sold in 1938, it used a contact plate with an electric current, along with a ...

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