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What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. We focus on the results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?” Find more information about the WWC. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education.

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Report Cards As part of the state accountability system, reflected in Wisconsin’s approved ESEA Flexibility Request, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has produced report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. These Report Cards provide data on multiple indicators for four Priority Areas: Student Achievement – performance on the WKCE and WAA-SwD in reading and mathematics Student Growth – improvement over time on the WKCE in reading and mathematics Closing Gaps – progress of student subgroups in closing gaps in reading and mathematics performance and/or graduation rates On-track and Postsecondary Readiness – performance on key indicators of readiness for graduation and postsecondary pursuits, whether college or career Districts and schools receive a score from 0-100 for each Priority Area. Scores are included on each Report Card. The longer (18-page) Report Card Detail includes the data factored into the scores.

for Education: Una solución diseñada para profesores y alumnos Certified Innovator Program A professional development experience designed to help educators from around the globe get the most from innovative Google technologies. Google RISE Awards Communication Approaches That Strengthen Working Relationships In the July 2013 issue of Leader’s Edge, I suggested that business performance could be explained using the following formula: Talent + Energy + Time = Results Consequently, communication approaches that ruin working relationships waste the time, energy, and talent in an organization. Conversely, communication approaches that strengthen working relationships optimize the talent, energy, and time in an organization toward improving results.

What is Your Deepest Communication Value? Welcome to our blog, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” With each post, we’ll present some of the most recent neuroscientific and neuropsychological findings on how the brain processes language and how we can use this knowledge to improve the way we speak and listen to others. We used to believe that there were only a few language centers in the brain, but we now know that virtually every part of the brain – indeed, even individual neurons – have a mind of their own and their own unique way of communicating to all the other parts of the brain. The same holds true for humans: each one us develops a unique style of communication. But here’s the rub: we are often not aware that other people are hearing our words differently from what we intend, and when we listen to others, we often impose our own private meanings on other people’s words.

Family Engagement: The Top of Everyone's Back-to-School Checklist  With the start of the school year just around the corner, now is an excellent time for all of us to renew our commitment to ensuring all children succeed. So what should be at the top of to-do lists as children head back to school? I suggest that families and their communities begin this year working together to focus on transformative family engagement efforts empowering parents and caregivers to be the strongest voices for their children. Transformative family engagement begins as a shared responsibility between families, schools and communities. This means ensuring that all families and community leaders are included in decisions regarding their children's education - going way beyond traditional parent involvement activities, such as a once a year open-house school night or parent-teacher conference.

The Golden Rules of High-Quality Instructional Design The quality of instructional design is often gauged on three things: effectiveness, efficiency, and cost. Effectiveness has to do with how well the instruction enables learners to achieve stated goals or expected outcomes. Efficiency deals with the energy and time invested to complete the instruction while cost covers all expense incurred for its design and delivery. These are good points to begin with. Your Life in Weeks This is a long human life in years: And here’s a human life in months: But today, we’re going to look at a human life in weeks: How to Build Course Objectives that Matter The key to success is having clear goals and then mapping out a way to meet those goals. Without the map, you’ll never know if you got where you intended to go. In a previous post we looked at how to build learning objectives. Today we’ll take it a step farther and look at a simple process that will help structure the objectives around measurable actions.

The Case for Humor in Marketing Knock Knock! Who’s there? Iowa. Iowa who? Iowa lot of money for my marketing programs. Okay, so that might not be the funniest joke ever but it serves well for exploring humor as an effective business tool.

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