Tag: special education

August 9, 2012


August 9th, 2012

Local News DFM News Teachers prepare to launch Delaware’s language immersion program About a dozen teachers, most of them from China and Spain, are receiving intensive training this week as they prepare for their assignments in a new Delaware education initiative — dual-language immersion programs for kindergarten and first-grade students at...


August 7, 2012

Early Childhood Education

August 7th, 2012

National News Salt Lake Tribune Utah drops out of consortium developing Common Core tests   The Utah state school board decided to withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, which is developing tests based on the Common Core standards. The change doesn't necessarily mean Utah can't still adopt the tests if it wishes, but it will no...


State Board Keeps Forward Momentum


July 27th, 2012

Last week the State Board of Education hosted its monthly meeting where forward momentum was the theme for the day. A presentation on the performance evaluation dashboards, which are a product of the school districts’ Race to the Top Success plans, revealed the evaluation structure utilized for tracking district progress on Race to the Top...


Anticipating Growth in Delaware Assessment Data

News, Policy and Practice

July 16th, 2012

The Delaware Department of Education is expected to release the full results of 2011-12 Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) later this week.  The release follows last month’s announcement of preliminary data showing that 68% of Delaware students were proficient in reading and 69% in math – a seven percentage-point gain over last...