December 3, 2014

December 3rd, 2014

Category: News

National News

Guidance offered on career preparation
Ensuring schools are adequately preparing students for careers is just as important as ensuring they prepare students for college, says a new paper that proposes districts add specific career-readiness measures.

Inside Higher Ed
A flexible future
As some of the country’s most rigorous research universities are contemplating a more modular future, experiments with blended learning may provide an early glimpse at their plans.

PARCC shares ‘lessons learned’ from Common Core field tests
During the spring of 2014, more than 1.1 million students in approximately 16,000 U.S. schools took field tests of a Common Core assessment developed by PARCC. So how did the field tests fare, according to the test administrators, test coordinators, and students who tested the test?

The Journal
Report: Testing and assessment products are now the biggest category of ed tech
For the 2012-2013 school year, sales in the testing and assessment category reached almost $2.5 billion, according to a report.

Education Week
Kindergarteners benefit from early-years program, study finds
A new randomized, controlled evaluation published in the November issue of the journal PLOS-One suggests the early-childhood curriculum gave a significant boost for kindergartners in a slew of areas, including higher reasoning, attention control, and reading, vocabulary, and mathematics performance.

Rodel Foundation of Delaware



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