Standards-Based Learning: 5 Essential Terms for Teachers

Standards-Based Learning: 5 Essential Terms for Teachers

While there are many factors that determine the success of a standards-based learning initiative, reporting the mastery of standards is one of the most essential aspects for teachers to understand. Due to the fact that students are assessed and re-assessed during the grading period for each learning target, determining the calculation method is crucial for […]

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What is Agile development and why should K-12 care?

What is Agile development and why should K-12 care?

Agile development is an approach to software development that emphasizes collaboration, flexibility, and continual improvement. You might not realize it, but agile development is something you experience in education all of the time. Whenever you receive a software update — whether it’s on an edtech tool or on your cell phone — you’re seeing agile […]

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10 Things We Learned About Standards-Based Grading from Lee Ann Jung

10 Things We Learned About Standards-Based Grading from Lee Ann Jung

Standards-based, mastery-based, and competency-based learning all have the same end goal in mind: healthy assessment and grading practices which result in students mastering a set of standards or skills to the greatest degree possible. We recently asked Lee Ann Jung to facilitate a webinar called, “My parents don’t like standards-based grading. Now what?”. During this […]

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