Evaluation

4/5/2013

4/5/2013
Student achievement in New Jersey school is evidence of hard work and perseverance. According to the Nation’s Report Card, New Jersey ranks second in the United States in overall fourth- and eighth-grade reading achievement and has a four-year high school graduation rate of 86.5 percent.

4/3/2013

4/3/2013
Members of the L.A. teachers union begin casting ballots Tuesday in a symbolic confidence-vote referendum on L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

3/28/2013

3/28/2013
Batavia dropped from the "Financial Recognition" category—which is earned by 65 percent of the school districts in Illinois in the recent announcement—to the the "Financial Review" category, according to the ISBE document.
3/28/2013
Batavia dropped from the "Financial Recognition" category—which is earned by 65 percent of the school districts in Illinois in the recent announcement—to the the "Financial Review" category, according to the ISBE document.

3/20/2013

3/20/2013
Principals at more than one in 10 New York City public schools didn't flunk a single teacher for at least eight years, according to an analysis of city data by The Wall Street Journal.
3/20/2013
Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government’s top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking. Their goal with “Toaster Wars” is to cultivate the nation’s next generation of cyber warriors in offensive and defensive strategies. The free, online “high school hacking competition,” open to grades 6-12, is scheduled to run from April 26 to May 6.

3/18/2013

3/18/2013
About 35 sixth-graders at DSST Stapleton learned some hard lessons about cheating last month. The students were caught worming their way into an online instant assessment program in science and English (called “mastery checks”) and changing answers so their teachers would believe they had mastered subjects.

3/13/2013

3/13/2013
The New Orleans educational technology startup Kickboard, which runs an internet-based service for teachers to track data on student performance, announced on Wednesday that it has raised $2 million in early stage investments from a pair of venture capital firms and several angel investors. More than 200 schools nationwide use Kickboard's service.
3/13/2013
The Pearson Report called the Greenwich (Conn.) system one of the "worst" they have seen in "a high-priced district," citing poor internet connectivity, weaknesses in network infrastructure, inconsistent use of applications and overall lax standards.

3/12/2013

3/12/2013
Evaluating teachers on their students’ performance has elicited much public comment of late. In essence, this view assumes that if students aren’t learning, the fault lies squarely with their teachers.

3/7/2013

3/7/2013
The Christie administration will roll out its long-awaited regulations for teacher evaluations today, including outlines for how student achievement will be used in grading teachers and principals, starting next school year.

3/6/2013

3/6/2013
Educators are experiencing almost relentless pressure to show their effectiveness. Unfortunately, the chief indicator by which most communities judge a school staff's success is student performance on standardized achievement tests.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium offers a technology planning framework for member states preparing to implement the assessment system in the 2014-2015 school year. The framework provides minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations that will allow schools and districts to evaluate which of their existing devices will support the administration of next-generation assessments.
2/27/2013
Assess4ed.net is a free resource open to all designed to help address the challenges and leverage the opportunities of next-generation assessment systems powered by technology to ensure readiness for next-generation computer-based assessments, improve curriculum and instruction aimed at college and career readiness, and leverage technology to achieve better results and cost-savings.
2/27/2013
There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.

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