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Education International - Latest News on Education. Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) - Overview. Client Services in International Education Standards and Assessment. Institutional Resources. Power Standards: Focusing on the Essential. Power Standards: Focusing on the Essential “If everything is important, then nothing is.” – Patrick Lencioni Each day, teachers are faced with the enormous responsibility of teaching, assessing, and responding to students learning across a high number of dense standards within a limited number of school days.

Power Standards: Focusing on the Essential

Dr. Robert Marzano, a leading researcher in education, claims that in order to cover all of the content required in many states’ standards, schooling would need to be changed from K-12 to K-22. It is not realistic to think that teachers can reach students when they are merely covering all of the required standards and moving on, even when some students haven’t grasped the content and skills. The danger of delivering standards that are an inch deep and a mile wide is that students will inevitably leave a grade level or course with gaps in their learning. Rationale for Prioritizing Standards The key is “prioritization” not elimination.” Reading excerpts how to design learning targets moss brookhart. Learning Targets. Learning Targets “Students should be able to answer three basic questions: Where am I going?

Learning Targets

Where am I now? How can I close the gap? ” J.Myron Atkin, Paul Black, and Janet Coffey A previous issue of Making the Standards Come Alive! However, the prioritization of standards alone does not ensure clarity around what students are expected to understand and do. What teachers should know. Fine Arts Model Curriculum. Fine Arts. View Ohio's Learning Standards in fine arts for dance, drama/theatre, music and visual art.

Fine Arts

Note the updated framework, grade clusters--K-2, 3-5, 6-8--and high school achievement levels.

Music Curriculum

Art Curriculum. Physical Education Standards. Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment. Every new school year breathes new life into my professional career.

Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment

After a summer of relaxation and self-directed professional development (which is the most important type of PD), I’m ready to return to my classroom to help students discover and refine new skills. While that may be the case again this year, I also find myself becoming increasingly unsettled as my career progresses. My uneasiness is a culmination of years of reflection on my classroom mission. My district has taken on new initiatives the past few years (as all districts do) to solve the well-documented, disconnected nature between high school graduates and workplace preparedness. One emphasis has been allowing teachers to communicate with business professionals in the area, discussing the skills they most want to see in potential employees and focusing on the four C’s (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication). “I’m not anti-measurement. We need to align our purpose. ESSA Summary for Arts Education May 2016.

Ohio Arts Assessment Collaborative: Measuring Student Growth in the Arts. High-quality assessments are an integral part of measuring and monitoring student growth and informing classroom instruction.

Ohio Arts Assessment Collaborative: Measuring Student Growth in the Arts

Arts educators are often left on their own to develop assessments and identify student growth measures, often without adequate assessment literacy. Research indicates that a large percentage of arts teachers do not believe they’ve been adequately prepared to develop arts assessments, feel they do not have time to revise and improve their assessments, and typically work in isolation to find or create whatever assessments they do use.

To address these needs, The Ohio Arts Assessment Collaborative (OAAC), a consortium of Hamilton Local School District, West Muskingum Local School District, Cincinnati Public Schools, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Battelle For Kids, and the Ohio State University, has created an innovative suite of authentic, performance-based arts assessments to measure student growth for K-12 dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual arts. 1. EDUCAUSE. Dalia Hochman has been working on educational improvement and innovation for nearly twenty years.


With each new innovation, she has wondered about the ways the education field measures the success of great ideas. A year ago, Dalia began a conversation with Britt Neuhaus at Overdeck Family Foundation. From her experiences supporting innovation as a practitioner at the school and district level, and now as a funder, Britt shared many of Dalia’s questions about what measures matter most as educators test hypotheses for new school designs. MasteryConnect's State Core Apps Make It Easy to Identify Standards. Disclosure: MasteryConnect is an advertiser on this blog.

MasteryConnect's State Core Apps Make It Easy to Identify Standards

A couple of years ago MasteryConnect released a free iOS and Android app that made it easy for teachers to quickly identify and access Common Core standards. That app has been downloaded my more than one million people. But if you work in a state that hasn't adopted Common Core standards or is phasing them in slowly, MasteryConnect's Common Core app didn't do much for you. That has changed with the latest release from MasteryConnect. This fall MasteryConnect launched State Core Reference Apps for every state. Collaboration Rubric. Dok arts.

PARCC Resources & Practice. Common Core Standards. Sample Standards Based Questions. AEP Action Agenda Web version. Visual Art. Professional Learning. Drama/Theater. Cross Disciplinary. Ohio Fine Arts Model Curriculum.