Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Educational Links 7/19/17

Traditional assessment rewards the wrong behaviors-here’s why

Betsy DeVos Calls for New Way Forward on Sexual Assault, But No Specifics

The Best Source Of Education Research Is Your Classroom

Motivating Students to Read

Can Processing Speed Ever Improve?

Podcast: Interview With…Me On Parent Engagement

Why Americans Think So Poorly of the Country's Schools

Asked to assign letter grades to their children’s schools, the vast majority of parents—generally around 70 percent—issue As and Bs. If those ratings were compiled the way a student’s grade point average is calculated, the public schools would collectively get a B.
When asked to rate the nation’s schools, however, respondents are far less sanguine. Reflecting on public schools in general, a similar share of respondents—roughly 70 percent—confer a C or D. Again calculated as a GPA, America’s schools get a C or C-.

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