Articles: Standards

December, 2014

The state of Alabama has made a bold move toward ensuring that all students are college- and career-ready by the time they graduate high school. The state department of education has recently announced implementation of the ACT Aspire assessment system statewide for all students in grades 3-8, as part of a comprehensive effort to overhaul the state’s education system.

February, 2014

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were finalized in April 2013 after a lengthy research and development process by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Achieve and a group of 26 states. Not a set of curricula, the NGSS serves to provide teachers with guidelines for teaching practical, more in-depth science.

October, 2013

The Common Core State Standards assessments will be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year. To prepare, district technology leaders need to look at their networks and systems. Changes may need to be made to handle the challenges of online assessments.

October, 2012

Almost everyone I meet who deals with education technology has the same misconception about learning. We all think that the promise of technology is that students will be able to whiz through more content in a shorter period of time. With adaptive software-based instruction, there’s nothing stopping ‘em, right?

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