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The Fundamentals of Formative Assessment: How to Build a Practice

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By: Abbey Gonzales and Erin Lester. When we originally recognized formative assessment as a complex practice that demands a combination of “soft” skills and content, we knew we had a challenging, but achievable path ahead of us. Here's what we learned through our practice.

Ella Baker Elementary Shines A Bright Light On Learning

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Michael Niehoff shares insights from his recent visit to Ella Baker Elementary, a K-5 school in its very first year in the Lake Washington Unified School District.

OECD Learning Compass 2030 Provides Teachers, Students, and Employers with Milestones for Workforce Success

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OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 used inputs from policy makers, researchers, school leaders, teachers and students from around the world to create Learning Compass 2030, which aims to build a common understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students need in the 21st century. We analyze the report and provide guidance on how this will impact teaching and learning for the next decade.

The Path to Reading Requires Quality Curriculum

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High-quality, aligned instructional materials, particularly foundational skills curricula, are integral to addressing reading literacy challenges and ensuring all students have access to the skills they need for success in college and career.

How A Culture of Formative Assessment Impacts Mindsets

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By: Arlena Gaynor. Dallas ISD's integration of formative assessment into classrooms and schools has been a multi-year effort requiring reflection, depth of commitment, and student ownership.

Contribution: Programs Alive with Possibility

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Tom highlights 11 programs and community organizations that provide students with opportunities to identify and make their unique contributions to the future of everything.

RULER: A Comprehensive Approach to Emotional Intelligence

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Recognizing the importance of social-emotional intelligence and its relation to academic performance, Michael shares RULER's approach and its connection to increased student success.

What We’ve Learned From Two Years of Piloting Formative Assessment

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By: Katy Escandell and Dr. Lisa Goodnow. After reflecting on the first two years working to establish formative assessment practices in some of their district's classrooms, two Austin ISD district leaders look ahead to sustaining the culture.

Beware of Bias and Value Variability As You Promote Persistence

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Tom Vander Ark explores persistence and shares ACT’s holistic framework’s value determination of “ability to sustain effort” as an important predictor for education and work success. Learn more on the blog he unpacks valuable lessons along his journey that defined the power of persistence.

Building a Kinder World: How Maker Education Can Solve Problems and Foster Empathy

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By providing tools and mindsets for real-world problem solving, maker education encourages the development of essential academic skills, creativity, and empathy. Alesha Bishop delivers a powerful blog on the integration of social emotional learning that equips students to invent solutions to the problems they see in the world.

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