A comparison of how Kentucky’s KPREP school assessment grading stacks up to other states

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences under the National Center for Education Statistics just posted an interesting study titled “Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto the NAEP Scales: Results From the 2017 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments.” Essentially, this study uses the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as a ruler to allow…

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Explain It To Me: The Beneficial Effects of Explaining for Memory — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Carolina Kuepper-TetzelLast week, I attended the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference in Aachen, Germany, and got to listen to many interesting and new findings. One of the talks introduced me to an interesting research question that is potentially applicable to authentic studying situations for students: When studying a text,…

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A Cathartic Discussion, Putting the Bell on the Cat, and Business as Usual — Truth in American Education

Editor’s note: This is the ninth chapter in a series called “Out on Good Behavior: Teaching Math While Looking Over Your Shoulder” by Barry Garelick, a second-career math teacher in California. He has written articles on math education that have appeared in The Atlantic, Education Next, Education News and AMS Notices. He is also the author of three books on math education. …

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Concept Creep and the Policing of Words — Skeptic

According to Reporters Without Borders, an international non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Paris, when it comes to press freedom, the UK remains one of the “worst-performing countries” in Western Europe. Why? A number of worrying trends are at play, including a heavy-handed approach towards the press — often in the name of national security —…

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Economics is a failing discipline doing great harm – so let’s rethink it — Productivity Hub

Something is killing conventional economics and it’s probably an inside job. Reliance on abstract mathematics and absurd assumptions has brought the discipline into disrepute, even if politics and policy are guided by the ghosts of its teaching. Nobody was surprised recently to learn that the price of the overdue and over-budget HS2 high-speed rail project […]

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Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash — Schoolinfosystem.org

Jugal Patel: From Weston, Conn., to Mercer Island, Wash., word has spread on parenting message boards and in the stands at home games: A federal disability designation known as a 504 plan can help struggling students improve their grades and test scores. But the plans are not doled out equitably across the United States. In…

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Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts — Pew Research Center

Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The post Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts appeared first on Pew Research Center.

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After 100+ autism interviews, it’s time to debrief — Catherine & Katharine

I’m finally coming up for air after an intensive autism project funded by National Science Foundation. We had seven weeks to conduct at least 100 interviews–mostly with parents of autistic kids and with autism-focused teachers and therapists. The unrelenting stress of those seven weeks (which also involved weekly homework, lectures, and presentations, two trips to […]

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