All Blog Posts Tagged 'testing' (11)

The Learning Tour of PISA

The word of education is awash with data – particularly testing results. While I personally have significant reservations about both the use and usefulness of much of this data, due to a combination of   the harm it can do to students, teachers, parents and schools as well as the often unsound assumptions upon which it is based, it has to be acknowledged that not everyone shares my views.  However, I will  put my concerns aside  for the moment and share this video explaining the biggest…


Added by nevbar1 on July 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

How to win the "best schools" race - don't play the game!

A week ago my knowledge of the education system of Finland was, to be honest,  almost non-existent.   I knew that they were consistently ranked number one of all “Western” countries in PISA testing but had no idea how they did it.  Then, last weekend, I attended a keynote address by Professor Teemu Leinonen, Professor of New Media Design and Learning at the Media Lab of…


Added by nevbar1 on July 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Test 'em more - NY Times article and the research on how assessment helps learning

This blog was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.…


Added by Scott Habeeb on September 16, 2010 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

dataMetrics Partners With ETS!

dataMetrics Software is pleased to announce that we…


Added by Kimberly Hulbert on July 14, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Common Core Standards FAQ's

"What are educational standards?

Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for student learning.

Why do we need educational standards?

We need standards to ensure that all students, no…

Added by Kimberly Hulbert on July 6, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments

Scholastic's Best in Tech 2010 Award for RTI

dataMetrics Software is honored to receive the Best in Tech 2010 Award for RTI from Scholastic.

In an…


Added by Kimberly Hulbert on June 30, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Dept of Ed Launches New Data Website Launches…


Added by Kimberly Hulbert on June 22, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Looking to expand your ed tech network on Linkedin?

Share your ideas, meet people and build your connection base. Ed Tech Start Ups group on Linkedin has almost 1,550 members already. Our focus is technology and education. Those that are interested in exploring the possibility or are in the process of developing a start up business will find this an outstanding… Continue

Added by Kimberly Hulbert on March 10, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thoughts on on-line assessment

I have been doing lots of research on on-line teaching and learning recently. I have gotten into the habit of downloading loads of podcasts from various websites, putting them on my 2GB iriver media player and listening to them as I walk my cocker spaniel pup around the neighborhood ( or I'm a high school science teacher and I remember learning about the hey day of German scientific scholarship around the early… Continue

Added by Cameron Brown on March 7, 2009 at 8:15pm — No Comments

A Lesson on Learning

I have a grandson (actually, three grandsons and three granddaughters, but I digress already...) Grandson in the middle attends school in a large city district in another state. He called his Grandpa and me last Friday night on his own initiative; I don’t think his parents even know that he called us. He was just missing us, he said.

During the conversation, of course I had to ask how school was going. The boy just sighed. “It’s OK, but it’s getting hard. We’re practicing for the… Continue

Added by Linda Loder on February 12, 2009 at 8:23am — 3 Comments

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