Assessments Tag

One common  misconception about summer is that it’s hotter because the earth is closer to the sun. The real story is that Earth is nearly equidistant from the sun throughout the entire year.  Summer is hot for us because this is when our hemisphere is...

Whether it’s through assessment practices that ensure your students are on track, or creative lessons to make sure they have 21st century skills, as educators, we know you’re always thinking about prepping your students for the world that awaits them after graduation. Check out the two pieces...

I started teaching English 2 while I was a student teacher and have continued all five years of my career. It’s my favorite course to teach – in part because I have the opportunity to expose my students to challenging texts both about current events...

My husband and I recently bought our first home. You always hear about the challenges of home ownership, but you don’t quite understand them until you actually own your own home. The electricity went out in our neighborhood in our first week, blowing a fuse...

Cleveland.com Veteran Ohio teacher Tricia Ebner reacts to the recent release of the state’s assessment scores, citing the need for stability and consistency to “give educators a better opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the state tests measure students’ learning.” Click here to read more....

Cleveland Plain Dealer As Ohio’s statewide testing window comes to a close, it’s important to reiterate how the state’s annual assessments help document students' learning progress. As Bryan R. Drost, director of curriculum and instruction for the Summit Educational Service, and Tricia Ebner, an intervention specialist...

Educators often find themselves in various roles – mentor, coach, and now, more than ever, advocate. Whether we’re advocating for high academic standards, high-quality assessments in our classrooms, or for an opportunity to share our expertise with policymakers, the work that we do as advocates is...

The Courier-Journal This month, students across Kentucky are taking their annual KPREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress) assessments. Sarah Yost, an eighth grade English language arts teacher, writes about why the assessments are so important, “The word ‘assess’ comes from a Latin word that means...