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2011-10-17 20:23:48

Study finds that subjective evaluations are comparable with and complementary to objective measures of teacher effectiveness A study conducted by Columbia Business School's Prof. Jonah Rockoff, Sidney Taurel Associate Professor of Business, Finance and Economics, and Cecilia Speroni, a doctoral student at Teachers College, set to estimate whether subjective evaluations of teacher effectiveness have predictive power for the achievement gains made by teachers' future students. The study,...

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2011-10-07 04:07:58

Continued participation in the Harrisburg Preschool Program (HPP) has led 5th-grade students to score higher on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) literacy and math tests than peers who have not participated in the HPP program, according to the final evaluation of the HPP initiative by the Prevention Research Center at Penn State. HPP is a collaborative program involving the Harrisburg School District and Capital Area Head Start, which provides comprehensive, high-quality...

2011-08-31 20:20:53

A sideline visual test effectively detected concussions in collegiate athletes, according to a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Concussed athletes scored an average of 5.9 seconds slower (worse) than the best baseline scores in healthy controls on the timed test, in which athletes read a series of numbers on cards and are scored on time and accuracy. This quick visual test, easily administered on the playing field, holds promise as a...

2011-08-26 07:00:00

Infinite Campus, Inc.® today announces the release of new enhancements that enable state departments of education to easily and accurately publish standardized assessment results to the districts in their state. These new enhancements are included in the core Infinite Campus E.1134 release of Infinite Campus State Edition. Infinite Campus has five state edition customers: Kentucky, Maine, Montana, South Dakota and the Bureau of Indian Education. Blaine, MN (PRWEB) August 26, 2011...

2011-08-10 00:00:31

66 Percent Increase Over 2009"“2010 Monterey, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Pacific Metrics Corporation (http://www.pacificmetrics.com), a leading provider of online assessment solutions, announces that over one million of the Enhanced Assessment of Grade-Level Expectations (EAGLE) were administered during the 2010"“2011 school year, a 66 percent increase over the previous year. The EAGLE system is an online classroom tool that works seamlessly to link information between...

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2011-08-08 09:20:00

Psychologist reports on research about effects of bullying in high schools High schools in Virginia where students reported a high rate of bullying had significantly lower scores on standardized tests that students must pass to graduate, according to research presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. "Our study suggests that a bullying climate may play an important role in student test performance," said Dewey Cornell, PhD, a clinical...

2011-05-31 10:22:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today McGraw-Hill Higher Education released an effectiveness study, "Evaluating the Adaptive Learning Tool's Impact on Pass and Retention Rates and Instructional Efficiencies at Seven U.S. Universities," outlining the benefits of adaptive learning tools for both instructors and students. The effectiveness study is based on research conducted in a variety of classes at a range of universities that have utilized McGraw-Hill's adaptive learning tool,...

2011-05-13 07:10:00

RESTON, Va., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the tough economy, competition for private school admission continues to increase as many parents choose private schools to give their children a competitive edge. To fulfill this important niche, Test Tutor Publishing (AKA The Test Tutor) has created WPPSI-III(TM) and WISC-IV(TM) Test Preparation Kits to help children develop the skills needed for the IQ tests required for admission into the most selective private schools. Since its launch...


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