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Using End of Year Assessment Data to Accelerate Growth

3 Steps for Using End of Year Assessment Data to Accelerate Growth

By Ashley Klint | May 10, 2021

Though spring has sprung and the end of the school year is in sight, it is important to continue the critical work of addressing unfinished learning and preparing students for…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

By Illuminate Education | May 5, 2021

To say that educators have been through a lot this year would be an understatement. In this midst of challenge and change, teachers have shown us– more than ever– that…

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Using Social-Emotional Behavior Screening Data to Plan Interventions at the Individual, Class, and School Levels

By Stephen Kilgus, Ph.D. | April 30, 2021

More and more research suggests that it’s not just students’ academic skills that lead to overall success in schools. Students’ social-emotional and behavioral (SEB) skills–their positive behaviors, as well as…

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How Warsaw Changed Its Culture with Data & Assessment

By Krista Delk | April 22, 2021

About Warsaw Community Schools Warsaw Community Schools is a nationally recognized public school district in Kosciusko County, Indiana. The district includes 13 schools within the communities of Warsaw, Winona Lake,…

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5 Tips on Promoting Metacognition for Students

By Martin Yan | April 15, 2021

Studies have shown that a person’s awareness of their own strengths, weaknesses, and learning abilities has an effect on their development as a learner. In fact, self-awareness can even change…

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What Are Decision Rules?

By Jaime Harris, Ed.S., NCSP | April 8, 2021

  Decision rules are really important in being able to implement MTSS.  First, at the tier one level, we need to know and be able to answer, “How do we…

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Family Engagement in a Remote Learning Environment

By Lisa N. Marquardt, MAESL | April 1, 2021

During this time of remote instruction, adults in each family are playing many different roles. Not only are they acting as the learning facilitator, but they may also be serving…

A Whole Child Approach to Learning & Equity

By Dr. Amy Jackson | March 25, 2021

This post has been adapted from a recent webinar presented by Sean Slade and Dr. Amy Jackson. Watch the recording on demand to learn more. ***** In 2006, ASCD set…

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Using Data Visualizations to Help Identify and Address Disproportionality in Schools

By Adam Palmese, Ed.S. | March 18, 2021

Disproportionality refers to a group’s representation in a particular category that exceeds expectations for that group or differs substantially from the representation of others in that category.  Whether through unconscious…

Asking Better Questions with Data

By Jenn Belda | March 11, 2021

School systems today don’t lack for student data. Teachers and administrators are flooded with information from summative and interim assessments, as well as universal screening data, classroom grades, attendance, behavioral…

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