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Teachers Quitting Due To High-stakes Testing, Declining Pay And Benefits, Lack Of Voice
2014-09-12 03:39:35

Michigan State University Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach. So finds a Michigan State University education scholar – and former high school teacher – in her latest research on teacher turnover, which costs the nation an estimated $2.2 billion a year....

2014-05-07 08:38:03

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taskstream, the leading assessment, accreditation, and e-portfolio software provider to higher education institutions, today announced that it is partnering with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)'s Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative that seeks to create a nationally scalable approach to assessment based on real student work rather than surveys or standardized tests. Launched...

2014-03-13 23:04:35

Educators can use test results to guide their instruction and monitor students’ learning of specific state or common core standards. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Apperson and Nancy W. Sindelar are bringing educators the crucial information needed to write good test questions. “We understand that there is a demand in the education market for teachers to write good test questions. The problem is that this isn’t taught in the curriculum programs and the frustration is...

2013-05-24 23:02:50

CompuHigh understands that many state educational requirements do not work well for all families. CompuHigh provides an accredited private school, Whitmore School, that maintains independence from state requirements. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 CompuHigh online high school strives to promote rich and varied educational alternatives across the United States. CompuHigh recognizes that state educational laws do not fit every family's needs. As a private school, CompuHigh is independent of any...

2013-05-17 23:18:50

Learning Sciences Marzano Center announces publication of Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference: A New Model for Teacher Growth and Student Achievement, by Robert J. Marzano and Michael D. Toth. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 A groundbreaking book in education reform from ASCD hits the shelves on June 5th: Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference: A New Model for Teacher Growth and Student Achievement, co-written by renowned education researcher Robert J. Marzano...

2013-04-15 19:16:33

Teachers' assessments of pupils' literacy can vary significantly, even for pupils with similar test scores. This may interfere with children's right to fair and gender-equal education, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Assessment of students' knowledge and skills is one of the most important tasks of the school system. However, some factors may affect the validity of the teachers' assessments. Stefan Johansson based his doctoral thesis on data...

2013-03-06 23:03:36

Website shares insight on why searching probation records can be important in the wake of such news. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 According to The Columbus Dispatch, a former Ohio Department of Education employee was put on probation for two years for altering her GED scores. Kathleen Garner faked scores on a state computer for her husband. She was also caught doing this for five other people in her family, but the relatives didn't know about the actions. Probation.us.org shares the...

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