Evaluation

4/16/2012

4/16/2012

In New York City, where even seats in public schools can be the rewards of a Darwinian contest, the tutoring industry has found a whole new lode to mine.

4/10/2012

4/10/2012

SRI International, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and the University of Maine have received a $3.5 million award from the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of an online tutoring system for mathematics homework.

4/4/2012

4/4/2012

The National Archives released for the first time yesterday individual records from the 1940 Census – unleashing an online treasure trove of 3.8 million pages eagerly awaited by genealogists and researchers.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

Early Learning Labs announced that it has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to provide myIGDIsTM – a comprehensive solution for measuring the growth and development of preschool-aged children.

3/30/2012

3/30/2012

In the year since the New York State Board of Regents issued a mandate that all student Regents answer sheets be scanned, recorded and maintained electronically, Optimum Solutions Corporation’s Regents Scanning Solution has seen extraordinary growth in the number of N.Y. schools utilizing the scoring tool.


3/29/2012

3/29/2012

Divorce. Dinosaurs, Birthdays. Religion. Halloween. Christmas. Television. These are a few of the 50-plus words and references the New York City Department of Education is hoping to ban from the city’s standardized tests.

3/27/2012

3/27/2012

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic has been approved by the New York State Education Department as a student growth measure and helps fulfill a new state law that requires student growth to be a factor in evaluating teachers and principals.

3/27/2012

A group of education policy and research academics called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday to hold off on the widespread implementation of a new teacher evaluation system.

3/21/2012

3/21/2012

The vast majority of voters, from the cities to rural towns, give high marks to Connecticut's public schools and teachers, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are currently considering a major overhaul of the system.

3/13/2012

3/13/2012

Are teachers aware of their students' outside interests? Nearly 92 percent of Northwest (Texas) School District teachers think so. Only 28 percent of students agree, according to a survey both groups took last fall.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.

3/6/2012

Georgia’s public schools would face new accountability standards under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate, despite concerns over its mandate to give schools letter grades just like students.

2/29/2012

2/29/2012

Performance ratings for 217 New York City charter school teachers were made public on Tuesday but city officials cautioned that because of missing information, the reports cannot be used to objectively compare the quality of a public school versus charter school education.

2/29/2012

The state Board of Education on Tuesday approved plans to revamp the school grading formula - but made significant changes to the original proposal, which had unleashed a barrage of criticism from parents, teachers, superintendents and business leaders.

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