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1464 ReadsMarch 9, 2022 | Janis Effner
Three Ways to Inspire Summer School Success
It’s the time of year when schools and districts start planning for summer instruction. In addition to covering areas students struggled with this year, many educators are also working to overcome learning deficits from previous years. Fortunately, Summer School provides us with a great opportunity to support and nurture student growth.
8370 ReadsNov. 3, 2021 | John M. Nelson III, Ed.D.
“Focused Simplicity” to Recover Learning Loss
This fear of learning loss has prompted educators to seek immediate solutions. Many districts are developing elaborate models to address learning loss by focusing on structural changes including extended school year, extended school periods and days; and instructional solutions such as prioritizing key standards and reteaching standards previously taught from the grade below. Schools are using district and commercial products to assess student achievement, however in some cases, the frequent monitoring is creating a deficit mindset about students. Education companies and professional organizations are rushing to provide professional development academies and resources for teachers to address these deficits.
11254 ReadsSept. 23, 2021 | Andrew Ordover, Ed.D.
Why Some Reading Intervention Programs Don’t Help Striving Readers Learn Grammar
Some reading intervention programs limit exposure to complex text for young readers, and may be restricting students' access to sophisticated vocabulary, grammar, and sentence construction, a problem schools try to mitigate through direct instruction of vocabulary lists and grammar rules. We end up teaching things disconnected from any context, which leads students—and the adults they grow into—to ask questions like, “Why does grammar matter?”
13052 ReadsAug. 26, 2021 | Dr. Doug Fisher, Professor of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University
How to Create Authentic Formative Assessments Online
Regularly checking for understanding is an important way to keep your students invested in their academic progress. But assessing students online can be challenging, regardless of grade level. Following are some proven assessment techniques you can use to help your students become active learners and increase their chances for higher learning gains.
13868 ReadsAug. 9, 2021 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Assessment Scores for English Learners
On average, students who used Achieve3000 Literacy improved by 67 scale score points on the STAAR reading assessment from spring 2017 to spring 2018. Notably, students who completed 80 or more lessons* and who maintained an average first-try score of 75 percent or above on the embedded assessment, demonstrated the largest increase of 90 scale score points.
13972 ReadsApril 21, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
The Greatest Reset
I do not know what changes lie ahead, but I do know I want to evolve and be living with the best version of me possible. Much like my phone, I need updates that fix my flaws on a regular basis. The last 12-months have given me time to reflect. With my normal...
16535 ReadsMarch 31, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Culturally Responsive Literacy – Instruction, Best Practices and Insight from Educators
From racial injustice to culturally responsive curriculum, the education experts at Achieve3000’s 2020 virtual National Literacy Summit tackled some of the toughest issues facing today’s educators. Here’s a glance at some of the insight...
16380 ReadsMarch 17, 2021 | Rob Bruno, Chief Technology Officer, Achieve3000
Delivering Seamless Remote Instruction
Before the pandemic, many school districts were slow to adopt online learning, but as the coronavirus continues to disrupt conventional instructional methods, edtech solutions that deliver effective, engaging remote and hybrid learning...
Feb. 24, 2021 | Achieve 3000
Best Practices for Teaching Diverse Students
And being a great educator means understanding that relationships matter. It’s the idea that we must put our kids’ basic needs first before anything else worthwhile can take place (Maslow before students can Bloom)...