FREE READABILITY FORMULAS : FREE READABILITY TOOLS : READABILITY SOFTWARE Greg Tang Math Time Out From Testing Standardized test: a test in which all the questions, format, instructions, scoring and reporting of scores are the same for all test takers. Procedures for creating such tests are standardized, as are the procedures for creating, administering and analyzing the test. High-stakes test: a test that determines a critically important decision in a child's education, e.g. promotion or graduation. The Mayor of New York made the 3rd grade reading and math tests “high-stakes tests” by tying promotion to the test score. Regents exams in New York State are “high-stakes” because failing to pass any one of five exams will prevent a student from earning a high school diploma. Norm: sometimes referred to as the 50th percentile. Reliability: in testing, reliability is a measure of consistency. Validity: a test can be reliable without being valid. predictive validity (also called criterion-related validity) measures how well a test predicts future school performance.
Adolescent Literacy Toolkit Adolescent Literacy Toolkit Science Lesson Plans, Narratives, and Literacy Q&A Lesson Plans and Narratives The goal of the sample lesson plans is to show content-area high school teachers how they can use literacy strategies to help high school students learn core content and concepts. Literacy Q&A Literacy experts answered common questions content-area teachers have about integrating literacy instruction into their daily practice. Elizabeth Birr Moje provided the answers to the Literacy Q&A for science. Elizabeth Birr Moje is an Arthur F. Science Literacy Q&A
Online Textbooks & Resources Disability Types - Get Ready for Study and Work There are many different types of disability. Different disabilities will impact a person's involvement in study or work in different ways. Even people who have the same disability type will not experience their disability in the same way. It is important to remember that every person with a disability is an individual and will have their own specific experiences and disability related needs. This section provides an overview of some of the main disability types and links to further information. What are autism spectrum disorders? Autism spectrum disorders are lifelong developmental disabilities. social interaction understanding and use of non-verbal communication forming friendships social and emotional responsiveness communication language development initiating and sustaining conversations restricted and repetitive interests, activities and behaviours unusually specific interests repetitive body movements non-functional routines For more information: What is hearing impairment?
Chicago Public Schools : Raising the Bar: The Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) describe what students are expected to learn at every grade level in order to be prepared for success in college and careers. Adopted by 46 states, including Illinois, CCSS is designed to be relevant to the real world and help students succeed in a global economy. Chicago Public Schools began the transition to CCSS in 2011-12 and will fully implement in the 2014-15 school year, when the state assessment will also be aligned to assess CCSS. We invite you to learn more about these standards and how CPS is planning to implement them in the coming years. Check out this short video that explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards from CGCS Video Maker on Vimeo. Learn more about Common Core at CPS If you have an questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math textbooks aren't lining up to Common Core Dive Brief: EdReports.org evaluated 20 K-8 math textbooks and found that 85% (a total of 17) did not align with the Common Core standards. The evaluation was conducted by 46 reviewers, half of which were current teachers, who read each individual text book and then met in groups or via video conference to compare notes and findings. Publishers have pushed back, saying the report is misleading and flawed. For example, Philip Uri Treisman of Agile Mind says he checked to see how long users were logged into the review site and found some spent only 10 minutes on each book. Dive Insight: Texts by Pearson, McGraw-Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt were among those reviewed, so the controversy stretches all the way to the sector's biggest publishers. The books in the report that did align to the Common Core included all of the books by Eureka Math, and McGraw-Hill's texts for grades 4-5. Recommended Reading EdSurge: Textbooks Fail to Meet Standards, Says EdReports.org
Common Core - Capture the Core Newsletters Follow us: Skip to Main Content ISBE Home Site Map Funding Opps IWAS ELIS FRIS Inquiry College and Career Readiness Illinois Common Core Standards Capture the Core Newsletters Return to Common Core Home Page 10 Useful Math Practice Apps for Elementary Students April 4, 2015 Looking for some good iPad apps to help elementary students with their Math? The list below features some of the most popular iPad apps in this category. These apps have been endorsed by a larger base of teachers and educators and are ideal for classroom inclusion. 1- Math Puppy From toddlers to grade school, for Children of all ages – Math Puppy is the perfect way to build up your math skills. 2- My Math Flashcards My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. 3- MathBoard MathBoard is a highly configurable math app appropriate for all school aged children. 4- Motion Math Feed your fish and play with numbers! 5- Pizza Fractions In chef's pizzeria your child masters the concept of naming simple fractions using pizza picture examples. 6- Picture Math An incredibly fun and effective way to learn math operations (+, -, ×, ÷). 7- Everyday Mathematics 8- Mathmateer While your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! 9- Geoboard
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