The Future of Assessments: 4 Valuable Lessons for Educators

The global education market, particularly in higher education, is experiencing a rising need for formative assessment technologies and services. In a research report by Technavio, there are three emerging trends in assessment through social media platforms, cloud-based assessment platforms, and analytical apps. For K-12 and higher ed, this means the world of testing and assessments…
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Survey: K-12 Teachers Concerned with ESSA’s Impact on Their Classrooms

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about the next phase of the ESSA transition. Today, we examine the perspective from the classroom, as many teachers have been voicing their concerns on how the ESSA transition in the next year might change their ability to support students. Last week, Education Week released the results…
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Experts Weigh in on ESSA at Education Week Summit

As the ESSA transition takes shape this year, there is anxiety and uncertainty at both the state and district levels. ESSA implementation has already begun, as some states have submitted their plans early (or they’re close to finalizing) for the U.S. Education Dept. How can educators better prepare for the next step of ESSA, and…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

The latest stir on Capitol Hill could spell trouble for ESSA. Late last week, House Republicans have started moving toward disassembling the ESSA accountability rules created by the Obama administration. Get the full run-down of what’s happening on the federal front for ESSA and check out the rest of the week’s top stories in education….
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First Look at How States Will Get ESSA Off the Ground

The Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) is finally ready to be implemented in schools across the country, after the past couple of years spent reaching out to educators and creating detailed plans on how to handle effective hiring of teachers, school ratings, education quality, and accountability. 17 states and the District of Columbia are expected…
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Top 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

In 2016, a number of technology trends took off and made a big impact in K-12 and higher education classrooms. Competency-based education and other types of blended learning created a fundamental shift in the learning model, data analytics helped educators learn how to better serve their students, and BYOD technology policies have grown to accommodate…
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