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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Maybe, we will be able to address the needs of students without being tied to academic performance. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Funding possibilities under ESSA explored
Federal funding for education is expected to be overhauled under the Every Student Succeeds Act, suggests Doug Mesecar, vice president of strategic partnerships for IO Education. In this blog post, he shares several possible scenarios and asserts that while funding likely will not increase, the flexibility offered in the law will allow states and districts to use their funding more effectively.
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

The ESSA is still being clarified and defined. Here is an article that updates readers to the point in the process. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Groups suggest ESSA accountability measures

School accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act should recognize student growth and those high schools that assist students in earning college credit, three education advocacy organizations assert. The Center for American Progress, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute said in a letter that this approach will help schools focus on high-achieving and low-income students.
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Final regs for Essa. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Education Dept. publishes final testing rules

The Obama administration today has released final regulations for testing and assessments under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Announcement of an $8 million grant for science-test development accompanied the release.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (12/7)  Bookmark and Share

Saturday, December 10, 2016

At last...Accommodations for the SAT! Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

College Board expands testing accommodations
College Board expands testing accommodations
Students who receive testing accommodations at school will be eligible for accommodations on the SAT and other tests administered through the College Board beginning Jan. 1. College Board officials also announced new accommodations for English-language learners.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

I am posting this here, because it may help some of us guide our students towards more successful school performance. Courtesy of Mind/Shift.

Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss

A study by Elevate Education identified three effective practices used by top students in Australia, the U.K., South Africa and the U.S. Tactics — such as knowing how to study — may seem obvious, but the group also found that top students schedule their studying time differently. When the best students make studying schedules for themselves they first include things they like to do on their schedule and then work study time in after. This method naturally ensures that students are doing things they like to do every day in addition to studying, so they don't burn out. Learn More
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