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Students & Educators
Lucy Kosturko 0
Reading Records just got better!

Since our initial release, we've talked with teachers and reading specialists from across the country about ways to improve Reading Records, our popular, cross-platform solution to running records of reading. The overall consensus: “Wow, this is great, but we want more!” So, here’s what you can expect from the latest

Students & Educators
Jennifer Bell 0
Advocating for a robust value-added implementation

Recently, the American Statistical Association (ASA) released a statement about value-added modeling. This statement was widely covered in the national press, some of which positioned the statement as a significant blow to value-added modeling. However, the ASA statement did not “slam” value-added modeling; rather, the statement’s authors advocated statistical rigor,

Students & Educators
Ralph Moore 0
FAQ: What are the different types of SAS Curriculum Pathways resources?

Tools and Apps develop skills, knowledge and processes through recurring student interaction. Lessons clarify concepts and build skills through student action and response. Primary Sources provide historical content, context and content-based questions to enhance student understanding. Data sources and focused lessons support student data literacy. Have more questions about Curriculum Pathways?

Students & Educators
Brandy Mann 0
We're Going to ISTE 2014!

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective uses of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. Their annual Conference and Expo is the premier educational technology for professionals worldwide.

Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
South Carolina teacher evaluation system supporting professional growth

Today it is common knowledge that a classroom teacher is the single largest in-school influence on student academic growth[1].  So when South Carolina received ESEA flexibility in July, 2012, the State Department of Education immediately began an initiative empowering teachers to increase their own effectiveness. Known as the Educator Evaluation System

Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
Teacher effectiveness culture shifts in Lubbock ISD schools – Part 3: The Superintendent

This is part 3 of a blog series on how Lubbock Independent School District (Lubbock ISD) uses SAS® EVAAS to improve teaching and learning by promoting self-reflection and aiding instructional and administrative decision-making. This is done in a district that, in the past decade, has experienced dramatic increases in the percentage

Students & Educators
Staci Lyon 0
Supporting Middle Grades Data and Statistics Inquiry

The Common Core State Standards have certainly heightened the focus on statistics in math classes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the middle grades, where the emphasis on data has not simply increased, but increased dramatically. Middle grades teachers looking for resources to help their students become statistically literate–and meet Common Core State Standards–will find

Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
Teacher effectiveness culture shifts in Lubbock ISD schools – Part 1: The Teachers

Improving teacher effectiveness is no simple task. Whether a part of a formal evaluation system or for formative feedback, looking at student growth data can be a valuable part of the development process for teachers and administrators. Lubbock Independent School District (Lubbock ISD) uses SAS® EVAAS to improve teaching and

Analytics | Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
Top rated value-added school: Extreme test prep or well-rounded experience? A student’s perspective

A recent Charlotte Observer article provided a thoughtful investigation of growth and achievement in North Carolina’s Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools). The article juxtaposed two very different, yet highly effective, schools. The first, Ranson Middle School, is a low-achieving school with 84% poverty that demonstrated the highest academic growth of any similar

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