White Papers

A library of articles that provide useful and objective information about a particular business problem and potential solutions.

Learn from Howard County Schools how they plan for the first wave of CCSS assessments.

Provided by: DreamBox Learning

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Students need instruction on using vocabulary in context and extensive interaction with academic language.

Provided by: McGraw-Hill Education

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With the adaptive learning environment, students build comprehension and fluency through highly individualized instruction.

Provided by: DreamBox Learning

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While data analytics have been around for quite some time, what’s new is the increasing capacity for enterprises and governments to analyze and use this information— from a variety of voluminous sources of structured and unstructured data, real-time and static — to innovate and improve the outcomes of everyday life.

A range of previously unimaginable applications of DDI are already being produced—or will be in the near future. These innovations are making people’s lives better and safer and more SIIA created this white paper to explain the nature of DDI, how it empowers enterprises and governments to benefit individuals, and show how it is already enabling economic growth. The paper details how changes in information technology (IT) products and services and the increasing use of data are combining to foster transformative innovation that will greatly benefit how we learn, do business and live our lives, while greatly stimulating economic growth.

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Both Houston ISD and South Carolina's Richland 1 School District raised their students' writing scores by training teachers in professional development for the instruction of writing. 

Provided by: Middlebury Interactive Languages

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Research in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and cognitive psychology has shown in the last decades that in order to be successful in their foreign language (FL) learning, students need, through exposure to authentic, comprehensible input, rich and frequent opportunities to interact in the target language in a purposeful way.

Provided by: Middlebury Interactive Languages

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Through a highly collaborative process of goal-setting, standards alignment, curriculum and assessment development, professional development and coaching, Evans Newton empowered Clifton teachers and school leaders to transform their schools and get results.

Provided by: Evans Newton

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Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside, CA was selected by the district to pilot HMH Fuse: Algebra I, a new comprehensive educational program designed for the iPad. As a school that has experience with forward-moving technology, the educators at Earhart devised a strategic plan to utilize HMH Fuse: Algebra with students randomly assigned to use the app in comparison with those using a textbook for an entire school year. The results of the implementation were impressive: students using the HMH Fuse app were more motivated, more attentive in class, and more engaged with Algebra content relative to students using textbooks. 

Provided by: Houghton Mifflin Company

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Why food should not be used as a reward or punishment for a child's behavior. 

Provided by: Dannon Institute

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An overview of activity recommendations from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Provided by: Dannon Institute

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