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Standardized Testing

However you feel about them, standardized tests are integral to public education. Discover ways to prepare for, cope with, detox from, and even be creative with high-stakes assessments.

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The Importance of Play in Preparing for Standardized Testing

Investigate ways to play with the standardized-test format to build student familiarity and confidence.

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Teach Mindfulness, Invite Happiness

Teaching students mindfulness can help them counteract the negative emotions and low self-esteem associated with a culture of standardized testing.

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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Explore an educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.

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Value-Added Measures (VAMs) and Instructor Effectiveness: Unpacking the Debate

To better understand the debate about tying teacher effectiveness to student test performance, look at the VAMs system and how it is used.

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Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto!

Should content coverage requirements supersede delivering high-quality instruction? Andrew Miller doesn't think so! And he invites you to read and sign his rousing manifesto.

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PBL and Standardized Tests? It Can Work!

Blogger Andrew Miller acknowledges the tension between project-based learning and standardized testing prep, yet he also finds a wide swathe of common ground between both teaching methods.

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Assessment: Lower Stakes, Raise Retention

Students learn better through retrieval-enhanced learning which can be practiced with smaller quizzes, daily questions, opportunities for reflection, and personalized oral quizzes.

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New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Explore an educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.

36 2,443 399,762 views
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3 Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

Professor Rebecca Alber shares three ways to gather and use valuable student data to inform your instruction.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

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The Role of Mistakes in the Classroom

Journalist Alina Tugend finds that mistakes should not only be tolerated, but encouraged.

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Comprehensive Assessment: An Overview

Performance assessments offer a richer, more holistic approach to evaluating what students know and can do.

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Teach Mindfulness, Invite Happiness

Teaching students mindfulness can help them counteract the negative emotions and low self-esteem associated with a culture of standardized testing.

10 27,763 37,705 views

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