Staff Picks: ASU, Essay Scoring, EdTech Startups, & College Completion
Karen Picks “College Completion Q&A Sam Smith”
Karen says, “I have always enjoyed Dr. Smith’s leadership in education. He is a true leader.”
Sarah Picks ASU SkySong Ed Innovation Summit
Sarah says, “We’re all excited to head to AZ next week for the Ed Innovation Summit!”
Caroline Picks Automated Essay Scoring Demonstrated Effective
Caroline says, “A dedicated Hewlett Foundation sponsored team spent the last six months working on a demonstration of intelligent scoring. They invited nine testing vendors to participate in a scoring thousands of student essays and their results compared favorably with expert graders. Stay tuned for the May 9 award of the $100,000 prize to the best performers in a competition.”
Tom Picks EdTech Startups as Topic of the Week
Tom says, “We’re seeing a real renaissance of educational technology. This week I posted six blogs that describe what I’m seeing: productive post-sec, informal learning, skill verification, learning to code, classroom tools and magical math content. Stay tuned for for more.
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