Education: Standardized Tests, Explained. Let's face it: Jargon happens.
And in education circles, it happens a lot. Curious what a buzzword actually means? Or how a seemingly unrelated concept migrated into discussions about kids and schools? Let MoJo's education team research it so you don't have to. Help us decide what lingo to look at next by leaving suggestions in comments. This week's education primer: "STANDARDIZED TESTING. " It's springtime in the U.S. of A, which for millions of kids and teachers means just one thing: Standardized tests. What are "standardized tests," and when did they become required in the American public education system? What happens to test scores once they're collected? Once state test scores are in, NCLB requires states to separate scores based on students' ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status. How are students directly impacted by their scores? It depends on the school, but they're frequently not. How are teachers and schools impacted by student scores? Education: Standardized Tests, Explained.
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ADHD HomepageData & Statistics State-based Prevalence Data of Parent Reported ADHD Medication Treatment Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook Tweet The data on this page are from the study: "Trends in the Parent-Report of Health Care Provider-Diagnosed and Medicated ADHD: United States, 2003—2011. " Overdiag. The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the A.D.H.D. Epidemic. Photo Between the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2012, people across the United States suddenly found themselves unable to get their hands on A.D.H.D. medication.
Low-dose generics were particularly in short supply. There were several factors contributing to the shortage, but the main cause was that supply was suddenly being outpaced by demand. The number of diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has ballooned over the past few decades. Sociol. Dr. Leon Eisenberg — ADHD Is a 'Fictitious Disease'? Claim: Dr.
Leon Eisenberg, the 'father' of ADHD, said just before his death that ADHD 'is a prime example of a fictitious disease.' Examples:[Collected via e-mail, May 2013] I've been seeing this story making the rounds about how the alleged "inventor" of ADHD (a had a sort of deathbed confession, and, in an interview with Der Spiegel before he died at 87, said, "ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease. " Leon Eisenberg, the father of ADHD, is quoted as saying in Der Spiegel that "ADHD is a fictitious disease" (shortly before his death). Origins: Dr. Early in his medical career, in the mid-1950s, Leon Eisenberg became fascinated with the childhood mind. "I think what Leon brought to the field was a different way of thinking — thinking out of the box," said David DeMaso, chairman of psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Michael Richmond Mar 22, 2009 A recent discussion on the Sons of Sam Horn website focused on the question, "How important is defense in baseball? " A good question. Another recent discussion on the same website posed the question, "What makes a good discussion for baseball afficionados? " ⚡Presentation "The ADHD Explosion Part 1: Causes, Models, Rising Prevalence, and Policy Implications Stephen P. Hinshaw University of California, Berkeley Help Group." Is it really ADHD? Between fall 2011 and spring 2012, record numbers of Americans went to their pharmacies to fill prescriptions for Adderall, Ritalin and other stimulants, primarily to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), only to find the medications were sold out.
Several factors contributed to the shortage, but the main reason was that demand had outpaced supply. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reviewed and subsequently raised the quota for production of stimulants, but this shortage illustrates just how much ADHD diagnoses have ballooned over the past decade. What Causes the Rise of ADHD in Children? By Dr.
Mercola According to a 2010 US government survey,1 1 in 10 American children now has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. ADHD makes it hard for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior, and an increasing number of older children, including high school students, are now being labeled as having ADHD. Adult ADHD is also becoming more prevalent.As reported by the Las Vegas Guardian Express,2 nearly 11 percent of American kids are labeled with the disorder. Is it really ADHD? Overdiag.
ADHD ADD ODD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment. Howard Glasser is the founder of Children's Success Foundation and creator of The Nurtured Heart Approach™, which is being used in hundreds of thousands of homes and classrooms around the world.
He is author of Transforming the Difficult Child, currently the top-selling book on the topic of ADHD; The Inner Wealth Initiative, one of the leading books on school interventions and his most recent book, YOU Are Oprah - Igniting the Fires of Greatness. Four of his seven books are in the top 1% of all books on Amazon.com. Howard has been a featured guest on CNN and a consultant for 48 Hours.
His work is being successfully applied to programs with Meth addicts to the Military - from Marital Counseling to Mentoring programs - from Headstarts to High schools, from Treatment programs to Eldercare and from Fostercare programs to programs fostering inner wealth in infants and todlers. Do 2.5 Million Children Really Need Ritalin? An Integrative Approach to ADHD.