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Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

Curious how the progress this school year of the students you know and work with every day measures up? Discovery Education is pleased to announce that it has developed a new tool for educators to use to compare the performance of the students in their district, school, or classroom to a national sample. With just a

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February 2013: DST and DST

Last month I posted about digital storytelling and provided you with links to some great resources. In addition, the Google+ Hangout about digital storytelling with Joe Brennan and Midge Frazel was a wealth of good information, too! You can find the resources discussed and a link to the Webinar on my digital storytelling page at http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html.

Give The Comparative Growth Report a Try in 2013

Looking for a new trick to add to your educator toolbox for 2013. For those using Discovery Education Assessment, look no further than the Comparative Growth Report. This report is a fantastic way to maximize the quality of the inferences you can draw from the efforts of your students on the two tests they have

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January 2013: Digital Storytelling and the Common Core State Standards

One of the perks of teaching for the Wilkes/Discovery Master’s program (besides the great students I come in contact with) is my access to the online library databases at Wilkes University.  In library school, I still remember signing on to the ERIC databases, via an acoustic coupler, for a total of fifteen minutes of online

Integrating Language Learning Students in Purposeful Evaluation

Thank you so much to Jennifer Paul (Michigan Department of Education) and Gabriela Cardenas (UCLA Lab School) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the final event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Paul discussed her work supporting district efforts to develop equitable educator evaluation systems,

Maximizing Access Through Innovative Reading Assessment Design

Thank you so much to Teresa King (ETS) and Barbara Flores (California State – San Bernardino) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the third event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event King discussed her work defining, designing, and perfecting accessible item formats for reading assessment

Getting The Most Out Of Your Interactive Item Summary

This short video was developed for our wonderful educators in Clark County, Nevada. But it has just as much utility for educators throughout the nation. Play the video right here from this blog if you are interested in brushing up on your skills, learning a few new strategies, or introducing yourself to one of the

Effective STEM Assessment Techniques for Low-Incidence Populations

Thank you so much to Cary Supalo (Illinois State University/Independence Science) and Peg Hartwig (Marshfield Schools) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the second event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Supalo discussed his work advocating for and creating modifications to drive hands-on authentic lab

Join Discovery For Two Upcoming Assessment Events

Please join us during the 2012-2013 school year as we travel the country for local workshops that focus on our Discovery Education Assessment tools. These exciting and interactive afternoons and evenings of professional development will highlight creative ways to meet your students’ needs using your Discovery Education Assessment tools and resources. Prizes will be many! Next week’s

Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education

“Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education”   As I was gearing up for the 2012 MassCUE Conference  (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) held last week, I was reminded of last year’s keynote presentation that truly had an impact on me. Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where

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