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10365 ReadsNov. 6, 2019 | Adam Bowen, Principal, New Buffalo Elementary School, Michigan
How We Increased Engagement and Improved Outcomes
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, 53 percent of our third-grade students performed at the “proficient” level on the M-STEP English language arts end-of year administration exam. While this was almost 10 percentage points...
10013 ReadsJan. 10, 2020 | Dr. Matthew Tessier, Assistant Superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District
5 Secrets for Rolling Out a Successful 1:1 Initiative
A positive side effect of employing one-to-one is the united community. A benefit of having system-wide digital learning in place is that there is always some kind of celebration or success happening, bringing a sense...
9851 ReadsApril 23, 2021 | Javier Trujillo, Vice President of Government and Community Partnerships
Making the Most of ESSER Funds: A Guide for Schools and Districts
Any seasoned school official is well-aware of how ideological shifts in federal and state governments can and often do impact the ability of the public education system to serve all students equitably. Short, one-time increases in federal or state dollars...
9848 ReadsSept. 10, 2019 | By Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research, Achieve300 & Jennifer Begonia, Achieve3000
Achieve Equity and College and Career Readiness with Accelerated Literacy Growth
With students of all ages and in almost every classroom in U.S. schools not on-track for literacy at grade-appropriate levels (as per the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2015 and 2017), the need for accelerated literacy growth is abundantly clear...
9814 ReadsSept. 9, 2019 | Achieve3000
Teachers everywhere describe how tough it can be to engage every student around the same knowledge and ideas without spending tons of time customizing materials, since the learners they serve possess such varying skills and interests...
8774 ReadsMay 5, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Student Assessment and Evaluation: Measuring Growth Versus Measuring Achievement
Expected growth and assessment are part of all successful teaching plans. The general expectation is that for every year in school students will accumulate a year’s worth of new knowledge, but how do we successfully assess students...
8678 ReadsApril 15, 2020 | Natalie Saaris, VP of Product & Marketing, Actively Learn
How to Avoid 5 Common Mistakes When Moving to a Digital Curriculum
In recent years teachers have increasingly moved their curriculum to a digital format. In fact, in a 2019 report by Gallup and NewSchools Venture Fund, 89% of students in grades 3-12 reported they’d been using digital learning in school at least...
8024 ReadsJune 17, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Accepting Summer School Instead of Summer Break
My son’s school counselor emailed me a few weeks ago. I knew he’d had a challenging year with COVID-19, and he’d also announced his retirement just before the last few days of school, so it wasn’t a surprise when I received his bizarre email.
7995 ReadsMarch 10, 2020 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
You Are Not a Super Hero: How to Avoid Teacher Burnout
In the world of fictional heroes, we see patterns of adoration, support, and acceptance. Superman can’t be near Kryptonite. Batman needs Robin to be successful. Does anyone tell Superman how to fly? What if Batman was told to help with a situation...