White Papers
February 01
2018
Building Bridges to Student Success: How Texas Is Leading the Way for ELL Students
Texas: How the Lone Star State leads in ELL education. The constantly changing landscape of the ELL population presents educators with significant challenges  that they must address to…

White Papers

02/10/2017

Part I: Digital learning, engagement, and motivation The relationship between motivation and learning is a two-step dance. First, students must find value in the goals of their coursework. Second, and equally as important, they need to believe…

12/06/2016

The world of work is quickly redefining what it means to be ready—a broader set of aims that reflect fast-paced, complex, and diverse workplaces. Traditional notions of what college and work readiness means will need to continuously evolve as we…

12/05/2016

New learning opportunities, powered by technology, are transforming the way students learn, resulting in improved student outcomes. Use of technology and digital content with real-time assessment of student performance and adaptive instruction…

09/01/2016

In today’s knowledge-based society, educators are embracing personalized learning as a way to increase student outcomes and prepare students for success in college and career. Personalized learning shifts the learning approach from a teacher-…

01/13/2016

The most effective teachers personalize learning to meet the unique needs of each student and they have always created active learning experiences to engage their students. But teachers struggle with doing this consistently at scale…

02/15/2009

The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) uses three levels to describe student achievement—basic, proficient, and advanced (Lee, Grigg, & Donahue, 2007). Although below basic is not a recognized NAEP designation, it is…

02/13/2009

Vignette 1: Ya-Wen had heard teachers say that writing a summary helps people remember what they've read, but she had never been able to do that. Now she is taking an online earth science course that periodically reminds her to write…

02/13/2009

Students with below-proficient achievement are not the lowest performers in our classrooms. These students are able to meet some of the expectations established for their grade level; however, their reading and writing abilities are…

02/13/2009

The English Foundations series (including two full-year courses: English Foundations I and English Foundations II) has been carefully designed to help adolescent learners with below-proficient and below-basic achievement to become…