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Common Core reading: A balancing act
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 10:00 AM
The Common Core State Standards have promoted new and more challenging approaches to teaching reading in schools. In the past, students may have read a text and applied the information to their personal experiences. Now, students learning under Common Core-aligned curricula must use a strategy called close reading. In this practice, students read a passage in a book or article, then analyze the language to make inferences about what the author meant. Close reading is intended to be careful and isolated. While the practice does help st... READ MORE
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Common Core reading: A balancing act
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 10:00 AM
The Common Core State Standards have promoted new and more challenging approaches to teaching readin ... READ MORE
From STEM to STEAM: Adding arts to education
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 10:18 AM
Educators, businesses and legislators alike have remarked on the need to improve the instruction of ... READ MORE
Catering to all levels of student achievement
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014 10:34 AM
In most classes, students can be separated into three categories: those who are struggling ... READ MORE
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Iowa Assessments scores rise in Iowa school district
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 10:59 AM
When students transition to a new type of standardized testing, it is a given that some of them may ... READ MORE
Students achieve high scores on the Iowa Assessments
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 09:36 AM
While some parents and educators have been concerned about how students would handle the transition ... READ MORE
Funding makes a difference in Iowa school district
TUESDAY, APRIL 09, 2013 09:06 AM
At Irving Elementary School in Iowa, 44.78 percent of third- through fifth-graders were proficient o ... READ MORE
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Stanford Test
Teacher Appreciation Week shines a spotlight on educators
WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2013 10:02 AM
As May 6 through 10 is Teacher Appreciation Week, the spotlight is on educators across the nation an ... READ MORE
SAT-10 scores help students start the college admissions process early
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 15:33 PM
Students' grades and level of classroom participation can certainly provide their teachers with ... READ MORE
Better test scores help Arizona school district earn a B
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012 16:15 PM
Just before the start of the 2012-2013 academic year, Arizona’s district and charter schools r ... READ MORE
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How standardized testing aligns with the Common Core
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 09:48 AM
The 2014-15 school year is the first time states that have opted into the Common Core State Sta ... READ MORE
New York releases 2014 standardized test results
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 11:36 AM
Students living in New York were required to take standardized exams that measured their knowle ... READ MORE
Common Core testing uses digital platform
MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 10:08 AM
Education is quickly becoming a platform for new developments in technology, and never has that ... READ MORE
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