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Education News Archive - May 09, 2007

istation today announced results of a study that conclude Istation Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) is as valid an indicator of kindergarten through third grade reading skills as Dynamic Indicators of Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS®).

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'