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Why We Should Test English Language Learners in their Home Language

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By: Adam Withycombe. Assessing kids in their first, or home language is a better pathway to provide every student an equal opportunity to demonstrate what they know and what they’re ready to learn next.

Investing in Innovation: Where’s the Federal Support?

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By: Arthur VanderVeen. The Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority invites up to seven states to develop innovative, next-generation assessments that better support student-centered learning.

New Legislation to Tackle the Digital Divide

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Beth Holland discusses new bipartisan legislation that has been proposed in the Senate to tackle the Digital Divide.

The Real Value of State Assessments

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By: Arthur VanderVeen. Arthur VanderVeen, President and CEO of New Meridian, shares his insights on the power of assessments in ensuring equitable access to quality education that provides tools for continuous improvement and collaboration.

Podcast: Embracing the Tension Between Basic Skills and Work Readiness Skills

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In this week's podcast, Tom and Hanna Skandera discuss student agency, new education pathways, employability, as well as Hanna's new initiative, Pathway 2 Tomorrow, which is focused on transforming the current education system.

Now That Schools Are Promoting Broader Definitions of Success, How Do We Measure Progress?

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As more schools adopt broader learning goals, there are a few questions vexing school leaders, including: How can we measure growth in creative thinking? How can we measure whether our graduating high school seniors have the habits necessary to succeed at college and throughout adult life?

What Detroit and Chicago Can Teach Us About Student Growth and School Rating Systems

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By: Chris Minnich. Accountability systems that measure growth recognize a school’s contributions to student progress and reduce bias against educators and schools serving students in diverse, high-poverty communities.

Top 20 Posts from 2018

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2018 is coming to a close. We're reviewing everything we've learned and experienced this last year in preparation for 2019.

What Moment Are You In?

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Tom explores what the question "what moment are you in?" means for education leaders and how the answer to that question shapes education policy.

Four Keys to Success at the Most Innovative Schools in the World

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Recent visits to renowned centers of innovation had David Ross pondering what it means to wear the label "one of the most innovative schools in the world." Here's what he learned made these institutions innovative.

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