Author Archives: Jason Altman

Common Core Resources For Educators

Common Core Resources For Educators

For many educators, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a significant shift from the standards and curriculum to which they are accustomed. That being said, there is a need for collections of resources that can help keep you up to date as the CCSS develop and are implemented. I would like to thank Chris

Data Collection Tip To Explore

Looking for ways to make sure that all of your students can show what they know and can do on assignments, quizzes or probes you build within Discovery Education? As we try to collect reliable and actionable data from our students, we sometimes worry whether our items become a test of English language understanding rather

New York Governor Encouraging Implementation of Evaluation Systems

As discussed in a previous blog, “Educators ‘Score’ Evaluation Tactics Low,” New York state educators, administrators, and government officials are locking horns over the implementation of teacher evaluation systems that include student assessment results. The latest wave of activity featured a statement by state governor Andrew Cuomo that districts must adopt new evaluation systems or

Florida Test C To Predict Student Proficiency On FCAT 2.0

Just a note for our partners in the “Sunshine State.” The Florida Department of Education has formally set the new FCAT 2.0 state assessment achievement level cut scores. Since the predictions made by Discovery Education interim benchmark assessments are based on these decisions the Florida Test C interim benchmark will be a predictive measure of

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