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Randolph Hollingsworth

2011 College Completion Data | Complete College America - 4 views

    Includes state profiles from 33 states - includes a 20 page summary, tables, separate profiles for each state and full report; uses the following metrics: total degrees and certificates, graduation rates for certificate/assoc/bacc, time to degree, credits to degree, remediation enrollment, remediation graduation, transfers
Marc Patton

Apex Learning - 27 views

    Apex Learning is the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools. Our digital curriculum provides an active learner experience that engages all students in rigorous coursework to prepare them for college and work. The standards-based digital curriculum - in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and Advanced Placement - is widely used for original credit, credit recovery, remediation, intervention, acceleration and exam preparation.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Time Is the Enemy, Complete College America, September 2011 - 0 views

    Unless we move with urgency, today's young people will be the first generation in American history to be less educated than their predecessors. Consider this a sobering wake-up call - and an urgent appeal for action now. ...4 of every 10 public college students are able to attend only part-time. Which means leaders have been making policy decisions about higher education absent critical information about 40 percent of the students, as if their success or failure was less important than that of "traditional" full-time students... Seventy-five percent of today's students are juggling some combination of families, jobs, and school while commuting to class; according to the U.S. Department of Education, only a quarter go full-time, attend residential colleges, and have most of their bills paid by their parents.... Part-time students rarely graduate.... Poor students and students of color struggle the most to graduate.... Students are taking too many credits and too much time to complete.... Remediation is broken, producing few students who ultimately graduate. ...The Big Idea: Time is the enemy of college completion.
Marc Patton

Reading Plus :: Home - 2 views

    Reading Plus®/Taylor Associates is the leading producer of silent reading assessments and remediation solutions.
Jac Londe

U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS | LII / Legal Information Institute - 48 views

  • U.S. Code › Title 17 U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS
    Everything to you must know about copyrights for your work and the work of your students.
Maureen Greenbaum

Florida's remedial law leads to decreasing pass rates in math and English | InsideHigherEd - 10 views

  • There's a little bit of a social stigma. It's easier for students to say they're not good at math. It's much harder to have conversations about having difficulty with writing or reading
    • Maureen Greenbaum
      Same a tech ...people (students and others who say I'm not good children...
  • students who failed college-level math or English courses were more likely to put off retaking those courses or not return to college. 
  • these problems can be solved if developmental courses counted toward a student's degree plan. But that solution won't fix everything. 
LaToya Morris

Does it REALLY Matter?! - 8 views

    The author of this article discusses how she believes that the intersessions that school districts "rely on to remediate" are only making things worse and how students that have learning problems only continue to fall further behind.
Steve Ransom

CUNY Adjusts Amid Tide of Remedial Students - - 21 views

  • “The course is really a refresher, but they aren’t ready for a refresher. They need to learn how to learn.”
    • Steve Ransom
      Learning how to learn... this is the real problem, isn' it? If K-12 is failing, this is it.
  • The knowledge gap at community colleges is increasingly being recognized as a national problem.
  • “Many, many community college presidents will say that math developmental education is the most difficult problem they’re facing,”
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  • “There’s no question that the more remediation a student needs, the less likely they are ever to graduate.”
  • only about 25 percent of full-time students at the community colleges graduate within six years
  • “I embrace developmental education because it pivots lives,” Dr. Mellow said. “If students get an associate’s degree, they can become nurses, making $85,000 a year. If they don’t make it through that developmental class, they’ll barely make minimum wage.”
  • “For those who make it to the exit line, to see the beam on their faces is really incredible.”
Martin Burrett

Study suggests an answer to young people's persistent sleep problems - 45 views

    "A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood - but also suggests a natural remedy."
Steven Szalaj

Raise the bar with national exam for teachers - - 53 views

    Editorial about a recommendation by the AFT Pres to develop a professional certification for teachers.  It's about time...
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    About time for what? For standardized tests to ruin the teaching profession like it has ruined our kids? For the government to control, from the top down, what education departments teach their students? Looks like a HUGE power grab and a very bad way for a Union, who professes to stand against standardized tests to act! Shame on them! Go to to find out more about the scam of standardized testing. If you think a standardized test can improve education, you must also think you can fatten a calf by weighing it!
    Michelle is right. More standardized testing is not the answer for anything, least of all teacher certification. Come on, Steven .. use your critical thinking skills. Don't encourage the bean counters and bureaucrats who are so enamored of things that can be measured and filed into neat categories. The most valuable things cannot be measured in any "objective" way. To focus on what's measurable is to focus on what's shallow.
    Mark & Michelle, thank you for your comments. When I posted this I knew the words "standardized test" would be a flashpoint. It is for me too. With nearly 40 years in the classroom, teaching a creative art (music) to all different levels (kindergarten through college and well beyond), I have often railed against reducing any education, any student, to a number. Very little in what I have taught can be measured with a pencil-and-paper test. What I see here is different than this. It is the union that she is saying should be the "gate-keeper" to our profession, rather than some generic government standard test. Yes, tests would be a part of the certification, but from what I read, so would much more, including actual classroom work. The certification would be similar to the AMA for physicians or the Bar for attorneys. These are certifications designed and administered by the profession - not the government - and validate a candidate's readiness to practice. Yes, I too am strongly against the government, or any organization outside of our profession, to certify, to validate, a teacher's ability to do the job. But we have to admit there is a problem with teacher certification and validation. There are people who simply should not be in the classroom (haven't we all seen them?). It is very difficult to remove folks who are dragging the respect for our profession down. Yes, there is remediation. Yes, it should be a difficult process to remove someone in order to protect against administrative abuses. But what is talked about here is the profession policing itself - something that the teacher's unions, in general, have steadfastly refused to do. What the AFT Pres is suggesting is that the best thing we can do to raise the status of teaching as a profession is to take action ourselves to make it happen. Really, if we in the profession do not do this, then it will be imposed from those outside who do not know what we do, how we do it and why we do it.
    You are still talking about a standardized test. Let's face it--doctors have to have specific knowledge to do their job. Whether or not they are creative or engaging is not as important as their knowledge base. The same with lawyers--knowledge of the law is essential, and everything else is secondary. However, in teaching, although educational theory and knowledge of their subject area is important (and already tested, by the way) the most essential aspect of teaching is how you can creatively engage students, interact with parents and peers, and stay organized and motivated. These things CAN'T BE TESTED. Right now, teachers already go through extensive training, evaluation, and continuing education. Do you REALLY think that a standardized test will really improve teaching? I know a lot of university professors who can easily pass a test, but few of them can teach worth beans.
Jac Londe

Bean leaves can trap bed bugs: Next step is to perfect synthetic materials that can do ... - 11 views

    • Jac Londe
      Bedbugs comeback ! What are the remedies ?
maureen greenbaum

BetaKit » Is Adaptive Learning the Future of Education? - 2 views

  • adaptive learning will adjust every question based on a student’s previous answer.
  • Knewton is working on having educational content tagged so it can be placed into a “Knowledge Graph.” This system determines what concepts need to be learned before a student can move on to others, and how they all fit together.
  • The company recently parterned with Pearson to tag every textbook under their imprint work with the Knewton Knowledge Graph.
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  • ata mining and take various inputs, like test question results, activity on the system, what links students clicked, etc. to make a prediction of the next best piece of content for a student to learn.
  • The technology seems to be working. After a pilot project at Arizona State University with 5,000 remedial math students, pass rates improved from 66 percent to 75 percent, with half the class finishing four weeks early
  • “The professors are much better prepared for a single class so that they can give much more individualized instruction,” Lui said. “The practical effectiveness of this means that teachers are now able to use their time more efficiently to hone in on the things that are most troublesome or useful for different groups of students. You’re not teaching to the mean or bottom quartile.”
  • Analyzing and collecting big data is really what Junyo is about, enabling everyone in the education sector to make the learning experience more personal.
  • The students also have their own dashboard to see recommended content.
  • Teachers don’t have the time to do detailed reporting of a student’s progress and even if they did, they wouldn’t be able to provide one on one tutoring for every single student at different stages of learning.
  • students are learning more outside the classroom than in the classroom, and educators are finally starting to acknowledge that.
    "The professors are much better prepared for a single class so that they can give much more individualized instruction," Lui said. "The practical effectiveness of this means that teachers are now able to use their time more efficiently to hone in on the things that are most troublesome or useful for different groups of students. You're not teaching to the mean or bottom quartile."
Matthew Henry

The Future of Teaching? Customized Classrooms - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Ed... - 56 views

  • Q. What would you say is the most promising technology for teachers? A. What technology does is it enables collecting a very rich set of information about student behaviors. So you have a digital curriculum that is designed to be highly interactive. As students interact, there's a time-stamped record of everything they're doing that lives on a server. And if you have a system that's set up to analyze that kind of information, it can provide very valuable diagnostic data for the teacher to personalize instruction. If I'm a teacher, and 70 percent of the class is benefiting from what I'm saying in class now—which is a pretty good number—then I'm losing the 15 percent at the top end who are bored, already know this stuff, and are just being warehoused. And I'm losing the 15 percent at the bottom end who have no clue what I'm talking about. That's a lot of people to lose. Now I'm able to have different instructional streams, so instead of a one-size-fits-all strategy, I've got enrichment opportunities that the top group can participate in, and I've got remedial activities that the bottom group can participate in. And I still have activities for that big middle group, and they're all happening at the same time because of this digital teaching-platform idea.
Maureen Greenbaum

The crucial need to hold students to a higher standard - The Week - 6 views

  • Even some high school valedictorians are taking remedial courses in college. Too many students are completely unprepared for the future.
  • Last year, the unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma was 14.1 percent. For those with a Bachelor's degree, it was 4.9 percent.
  • Common Core State Standards, orient instruction around critical thinking and problem solving, requiring students to demonstrate a deep understanding of concepts and then apply them to new situations.
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  • they are internationally-benchmarked and based on evidence and research about what it takes to be prepared for first-year college courses and entry level jobs leading to careers.
  • A student, for example, would no longer be required to simply memorize the formula for volume. Instead, they would need to use their conceptual understanding of volume to build different containers with the same volume. This approach differs from current standards and teaching practices, which too often place an emphasis on rote memorization over deeper understanding. 
  • Second, the standards are clear, focused, and rigorous
  • standards allow for economies of scale and the ability to share and compare across state lines.
  • Teachers in states that have adopted the Common Core can share effective practices and materials and collaborate more easily
Justin Eames

DigitWhiz - 71 views

Josh Flores

Alternative Education Programs | State Department of Education - 1 views

    • Josh Flores
      Really? "innovative"?
  • Appropriate structure, curriculum, interaction, and reinforcement strategies for effective instruction;
  • Appropriately certified teaching faculty;
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  • Courses that meet the curricular standards adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Education and additional remedial courses;
  • Individualized instruction;
    • Josh Flores
      should not mean "isolated"
  • Life skills instruction;
Randolph Hollingsworth

Improving Students' College Math Readiness: A Review of the Evidence - 37 views

    by Michell Hodara, October 2013 (Education Northwest, part of an initiative out of the Community College Research Center)
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