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Growth mindset studies reveal conflicting evidence on the benefits of the idea that student intelligence can improve through challenges and hard work.
An increasing number of district leaders are creating highly detailed graduate profiles to ensure their schools are teaching the soft skills students need for success after completing high school.
Educational equity encompasses various concepts and broad themes. It is helpful to view these themes through a focused lens of why, how and what. While all three questions are important, understanding why there is a need to reach each learner is at the core of the work.
High school administrators say it’s still too early to tell if the 3-year-old “SAT adversity score” will substantially expand college access for underrepresented students.
Digital assessments can measure students’ strengths and needs in cognitive functioning, and help educators design interventions tailored to students’ cognitive profiles.
Formative assessment can help to differentiate instruction and improve student achievement. But, many teachers struggle to take a systematic approach to formative assessment, which could make it much more effective. […]
Audits can show administrators whether their assessment strategies are informing instruction effectively and efficiently.
For administrators who are just embarking on assessment audits, Melissa Spadin of the San Diego County Office of Education has some guidance.
I taught in a classroom for 26 years prior to becoming an administrator. Over the years, I’ve realized that when educators hear the word “data,” the first things that come […]
By giving more students access to pre-college exams such as the SAT and ACT, better average scores can result.
Data collection has become one of the most prominent tools educators use in the classroom to gauge the level of student comprehension. From classroom tests and standardized state testing to […]
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