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Each PD eBulletin gives the busy district or school-level leader brief, practical, free, high quality learning opportunities in a variety of media formats.
| A Look at ELL Performance So Far on Common-Core-Aligned Tests
Student performance on New York's new common-core-aligned tests was weak across the board, as results released earlier this week confirmed the low expectations that education officials in that state had been steeling the public for over the last several months.
Statewide, the proficiency rates in English/language arts sank from 55.1 percent on the non-common-core-aligned exams from the 2011-12 school year, to 31.1 percent on the common-core-aligned tests given this past spring. In math, the proficiency rates fell from 64.8 percent to 31 percent.
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| Help YOUR Teachers Save Time and Implement Formative Assessment
The Lightning Grader is a flexible assessment solution aimed at providing educators with insightful information about student learning. By informing instruction, teachers are better able to focus on teaching the content that needs attention.
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| Tech Implementation and
This thought leadership piece on 1:1 computing was written to provide education decision makers and ed tech companies with information on how to plan and implement effective 1:1 computing initiatives and products. Effectively planning and implementing 1:1 to result in improved teaching and engaged learning is complex and takes several years. "1:1 is hard to get right." 1:1 is at the early stage and the variety of ingredients including quality digital content, appropriate policies, adaptive assessment, change management, professional development and infrastructure are still evolving.
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