How Schools Use ZoomTM to Proctor Assessments

August 3, 2020

There’s no getting around the fact that administering assessments during distance learning is tough. However, if you have decided that your district will administer athome assessments in fall 2020, we urge district leaders, building administrators, teachers, and families to work in partnership to create a detailed assessment plan. Your approach to proctoring and administering an online assessment, such as the i-Ready Diagnostic, will be central to this plan.

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5 Ways to Use Universal Screening Data to Inform Instruction

whitePaper | January 11, 2023

Universal screening is an essential component of an effective schoolwide literacy model. Assessing all K–8 students three times a year on indicators of essential reading skills supports identifying students who are at risk before they develop reading problems, and identifying struggling readers early enough to successfully remediate their reading difficulties.

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To Make Big Changes for Students, Teachers Should Think a Little Smaller

whitePaper | September 30, 2020

Change in education tends to focus on the systems level. This makes sense. Policymakers have to ensure that reforms address the needs of massive numbers of children, and teachers need clear strategic direction and deep research upon which to base their work. Yet if the theories and research are to be meaningful, these initiatives need to be taken up by teachers as everyday practice.

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Prevalence of Coaching and Approaches to Supporting Prevalence of Coaching and Approaches to Supporting Coaching in Education

whitePaper | January 28, 2020

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. There is a growing body of research that points to coaching as an effective way to support teacher growth. As such, coaching is becoming more prevalent in schools and districts in the U.S., and districts are increasingly using federal, state, and local funds to support coaches and coaching programs. Given our collective commitment to coaching, Digital Promise, Learning Forward, and Google partnered to provide insights based on a national survey of coaches, teachers, and administrators currently engaged in coaching.

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The “Silent Epidemic” Finds Its Voice Demystifying How Students View Engagement in Their Learning

whitePaper | December 28, 2021

I’m pleased to share this special McREL research report on student engagement, which is unique in several ways: It was researched and written by students supported by McREL researchers, and it is an artifact of a unique moment in modern history, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

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Online learning, teaching and education continuity planning for schools

whitePaper | March 13, 2020

An online learning plan covers the teaching strategies, communication rules, devices, solutions, and policies supporting online or blended learning in the school community. Keep the plan as simple as possible, but make the expectations clear for learners, teachers and guardians as to how to learn and teach online. An IB World School has agreed to share their online learning plan as an example of what to consider when creating one. This plan is updated regularly, as is common for schools using online learning under emergency circumstances.

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Take Action! Make Meaningful Change in Your Ed Data Ecosystems

whitePaper | November 5, 2022

School district leaders are all too familiar with the challenges presented by education data management. Project Unicorn and the State of the Sector Report 2022 can help you make meaningful change by prioritizing data interoperability.

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