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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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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

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Review Overload and How to Keep Content Fresh

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

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

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