Author Archives: Porter Palmer

Discovery Connect with Dr. Michio Kaku

Discovery Connect with Dr. Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku is a best selling author, host of two national weekly science radio programs, and frequent guest on television shows including Larry King, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and many more. He has hosted numerous series for the Science Channel and is currently increasing people’s Science IQ every Sunday night in the series “SciQ“. If you’ve

A Quick Question about Early Skills Assessment

Greetings Blogosphere! One of our community members asked if I could get some information from others on how you’re using the results from our Early Skills Assessment. Here are her questions: If your school or district is using the Early Skills Assessment (ESA) from Discovery Education Assessment, would you share how you are using the

Using Data to Improve Achievement (EdWeek Webinar)

Hi all! EdWeek is having a free webinar on Using Data to Improve Achievement. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. This will be an in-depth discussion of why data are helpful, how best to collect it, and use it to help support achievement. Follow this link

Save $1000 when you book Professional Development NOW

Save $1000 When You Order Discovery Education Assessment Professional Development Today On January 1, 2010, the price for Discovery Education Assessment Professional Development services will increase from $1500 to $2500. The increase reflects a move to more standard industry pricing as well as increased travel costs.  The structure of our professional development services will also


Greetings Blogosphere! One of the things I do as your friendly assessment nerd is train teachers on using the information from Discovery Education Assessment’s reports to improve instruction. I usually start by telling them places to get support and ways to join the community of folks who use Discovery Education. Well, a crew of fabulous

There's no escape.

Assessment is everywhere! This weekend, I visited one of my best friends in Springfield, IL. On Sunday before my return flight home, I decided to buy a magazine to entertain myself on my flight. Although I do read a lot about education, technology, and assessment, sometimes I like to read about things that are not