Next generation accountability systems should provide greater transparency on multiple measures of student learning. With ESSA, states will now have flexibility to redesign assessments for student-centered learning.
one month ago by Guest Author
Competency-based education (CBE) allows for flexible pacing that ensures a proper foundation is built for each student before moving onto the next level. Though a challenging, Thomas Rooney, Supt. at Lindsay Unified School District is making CBE a reality for students in his district.
one month ago by Jessica Slusser
President Obama signed into law a bill that reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind and holds significant implications for the field of K-12 education.
one month ago by Getting Smart Staff
By: Susan Gentz. We’re driven by a mission to transform K-12 education policy and practice to design powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. This is why we created a set of frameworks to move the needle in overcoming these barriers.
2 months ago by Guest Author
In addition to the 1,500+ innovative leaders we shared for the 3rd Annual Smart Lists, for Thanksgiving we are thankful for this year’s positive news that we’ve been following weekly for our EdTech 10 series.
2 months ago by Getting Smart Staff
We are beginning to see the end of the current era of standards-based reform and for people that care about equity, we are wondering what’s next? So what is next? There have been eight important developments since NCLB was enacted. The most important sign of things to come is the trend towards personalized, blended, ...
2 months ago by Tom Vander Ark