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836 ReadsSept. 23, 2021 | Andrew Ordover, Ed.D.
Why Some Reading Intervention Programs Don’t Help Striving Readers Learn Grammar
Some reading intervention programs limit exposure to complex text for young readers, and may be restricting students' access to sophisticated vocabulary, grammar, and sentence construction, a problem schools try to mitigate through direct instruction of vocabulary lists and grammar rules. We end up teaching things disconnected from any context, which leads students—and the adults they grow into—to ask questions like, “Why does grammar matter?”
2671 ReadsSept. 7, 2021 | Stuart Udell, CEO, Achieve3000
Welcome to the Beginning
Welcome to the beginning of what may be the most important school year of our lives. For if last year was the most challenging, then the way we actually bounce back and comport ourselves will decide if last year was a learning experience making us better, or a multi-year burden ultimately impacting a generation of learners.
3422 ReadsAug. 26, 2021 | Dr. Doug Fisher, Professor of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University
How to Create Authentic Formative Assessments Online
Regularly checking for understanding is an important way to keep your students invested in their academic progress. But assessing students online can be challenging, regardless of grade level. Following are some proven assessment techniques you can use to help your students become active learners and increase their chances for higher learning gains.
4257 ReadsAug. 9, 2021 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Assessment Scores for English Learners
On average, students who used Achieve3000 Literacy improved by 67 scale score points on the STAAR reading assessment from spring 2017 to spring 2018. Notably, students who completed 80 or more lessons* and who maintained an average first-try score of 75 percent or above on the embedded assessment, demonstrated the largest increase of 90 scale score points.
4634 ReadsJuly 21, 2021 | Imprint Plus
Trends in the Education Sector: Impact and Outcomes
As the educational sector moves into a new era of learning and collaboration, educators are facing new challenges every day. With this shift emerging, collaborative learning tools and innovative solutions are being developed and deployed. Last year, a study by UNICEF stated that more than 1 billion children* were at risk of falling behind due to campus closures.
4354 ReadsJuly 6, 2021 | Judy Brown, VP of Mathematics
Productive Struggle in Math: What It Is and How to Help Students Through It
The process of identifying and owning mistakes helps students recognize that they’re competent problem solvers. This is called productive struggle, and it’s the foundation of Achieve3000 Math, our digital math solution for K-12 students. Because the platform breaks missed problems down into component parts, students can quickly identify any misconceptions and get back to correct solutions.
7425 ReadsJune 17, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Accepting Summer School Instead of Summer Break
My son’s school counselor emailed me a few weeks ago. I knew he’d had a challenging year with COVID-19, and he’d also announced his retirement just before the last few days of school, so it wasn’t a surprise when I received his bizarre email.
6082 ReadsMay 20, 2021 | Sierra Noakes, Research Project Director for Lifelong Learning Pathways at Digital Promise.
Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech
Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning? Should you expand the use of new tools that educators found to meet immediate learning needs? Are there new tools to consider that address your communities’ new and evolving needs as you move to hybrid and in-person learning?
8214 ReadsMay 5, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Student Assessment and Evaluation: Measuring Growth Versus Measuring Achievement
Expected growth and assessment are part of all successful teaching plans. The general expectation is that for every year in school students will accumulate a year’s worth of new knowledge, but how do we successfully assess students...