In many ways, we’re in the pioneering stages of information-based instructional systems. As we scan the big data horizon, we might sometimes feel like the early aviators who first bravely took to the skies.
Delaware's Education Insight dashboard was developed in one year. Today, the dashboard is in use by 10 schools in four districts. Statewide deployment is scheduled for the start of the school year this fall.
The US Department of Education should take note: No amount of high quality assessments or elegant data systems will make a difference if teachers aren’t intimately familiar with the art of assessing student learning and responding to that information.
Those of us in the education reform movement obsess about outcomes. But we’re missing something even more critical: Culture as an input. You can’t improve instruction and performance (period) if you don’t have control of the classroom culture.
For the majority of South African children, receiving a quality education is a rare opportunity based on luck. The nascent South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition is committed to tackling the systemic problems that plague education in South Africa.
You may have heard that if you’re doing public health well, no one really knows you’re doing it. Not true. The key to public health is community participation.The Weight of the Nation brings that lesson to life, and gives you the tools to take action against for obesity your kids, your family and the nation.
What we should really be talking about is assessment as learning – a process where students are aware of their own learning objectives and where teachers assist students in their individualized learning paths.