Wilson County Schools in Tennessee has seen improved achievement in reading since adopting a data-driven decision-making approach and prioritizing literacy, writes Donna Wright, director of schools for the district. In
Effective questions posed within the learning environment elevate cognitive rigor. No longer only utilized to assess what students know, best questions engage the learner, prompt deep study, and expand the learning. Educators who employ effective questioning techniques will be better able to challenge students to demonstrate and communicate their thinking and learning.
Vilen, A. (2019, November 14). Assessment Works Best When Students Are in the Driver’s Seat. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
Truth: Most of the important things we learn in life can’t be measured on a standardized test. In fact, a lot of things that do appear on standardized tests are
Assessment should serve as a multifaceted analytical instrument for ongoing reflection. When used as an evaluative tool that combines qualitative and quantitative factors as one component in a comprehensive educational
Students take a lead role in understanding and communicating their progress when they reflect on their learning in front of parents and panels of experts.
Lee, L. (2019, October 24). How to Increase Participation by Asking Better Questions. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
Framing questions the right way—and scaffolding the right kinds of responses—can help teachers avoid blank stares and awkward silences.
Schwartz, K. (2019, October 23). Why Deeply Diving Into Content Could Be the Key to Reading Comprehension. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
Deep knowledge and a command of vocabulary about a topic can help support reading comprehension, says education journalist Natalie Wexler, citing research on the cognitive science of reading. Wexler says
Placing prompts throughout a text challenges students to analyze and interpret what they read—improving reading comprehension.
Advocates for phonics and whole language don’t agree on what “reading” means
Gardner, M. (2019, August 21). The Benefits of Sharing Our Planning With Students. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
Explaining the intentions behind a lesson plan can boost engagement and help students get back on track when something isn’t working.
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This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about how educators are changing their practices to reach all learners.