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August 04
2017
Research Put Into Practice: Summative Assessment and Digital Data Systems
Summative assessment plays an important role in measuring outcomes and accounting for progress.

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08/04/2017

Summative assessment plays an important role in measuring outcomes and accounting for progress. Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum and Pedagogy examines what it means for a student to learn and presents research pointing to the elements of curriculum design that are necessary…

08/03/2017

Students are more engaged and try harder when instruction and tasks are meaningful to them. Motivation to learn can come from personally relevant goals which can be developed when students have personal choice and control over their own learning. Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning…

08/02/2017

Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum and Pedagogy examines what it means for a student to learn and presents research pointing to the elements of curriculum design that are necessary for supporting learning in middle and high schools. The research in this white paper is divided…

08/01/2017

Students learn more when information is presented in different ways -- direct instruction, text, audio, video, and interactive simulations are just a few examples. Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum and Pedagogy examines what it means for a student to learn and presents…

07/31/2017

The stakes are high for students today who face increased challenges of globalization and changing economic and social opportunities. To prepare secondary students for success in college, work and life, curriculum must prepare them to develop expertise, accomplish complex tasks and solve complex…

07/11/2017

With the introduction of more rigorous standards and the reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools are transforming to recognize and respond to individual student learning needs. Districts are focused on college and career readiness, preparing students with the knowledge…

06/26/2017

Integrating digital curriculum into the classroom requires ongoing district and school leadership support before, during, and after initial implementation. Without this, the digital curriculum program is rarely effective. To provide the necessary support, leaders must believe that the digital…

06/12/2017

This time of year, I can’t help but think of the many middle school students who will soon advance to high school. The troubling truth is that many of these students are underprepared for the rigors of high school coursework. Weak foundations and gaps in prerequisite skills and concepts put…

06/01/2017

A recent article in Slate, part of a series covering the rise of online learning, profiles the author’s experience using one vendor’s digital curriculum. He was bored and unmotivated. The author also questioned the rigor of the courses, specifically the structure and how concepts were presented…

05/30/2017

Districts and schools across the country have made it a core focus to equip students with the 21st century skills they’ll need to achieve success after high school. But every student is different, mastering content in different ways and at different paces. To ensure that every student learns…