The American Evaluation Association picked its top three eStudies from 2016, and we are honored and delighted that Joanne’s presentation with Jane Davidson, “Evaluation-Driven Deep Whole-System Change,” in June was selected. So, if…
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Creating a new system to assess learners has its challenges, but it can be done.
Start by considering what matters most to your learners, within their context. Think about what success means and describe what it looks like. Once…
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Many parents are concerned about the effect that modern technologies like video games and social media are having on their children. The Iñupiaq people in Alaska are no exception. Because their language had no writing system for most of…
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Schools and systems want a better way of teaching and assessing their students, but often don’t know how, or where to begin. The education system has been so focused on test scores and standardization that although we know we need something…
Both a recent episode of Morning Edition from NPR and a story that played on 89.3 KPCC visit a dual-language school called Stone Avenue in Riverside, California. Ron Morris, a kindergarten teacher, takes his students through the same subjects…
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By Ellen Perconti, Superintendent of Goldendale School District in Washington State. Years ago, in the depth of winter, our school team was asked by a teacher to support a kindergarten student (“Lisa”) who, in response to every request, replied “no.” Sometimes, the “no” was accompanied by a foot stomp, a plopping to the floor, or […]
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