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Testing Should Promote Learning Goals (and Not the Other Way Around)

Ben Paris

by Ben Paris on Apr 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Imagine that you’re a visitor from another world, examining the US education system. Much of the experience would be pretty close to what you might expect of Earthlings, but you might be surprised to find out how much time we spend on tests. And it isn’t just taking the tests, either. It’s also the time preparing for the tests, reviewing key concepts, practicing under realistic and time-pressured conditions, and getting students ready for the psychological aspects of testing.

Topics: Learning Design, Assessments, college readiness, Education

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ROC the Future: Improving Student Outcomes Is Not Impossible

Anne Snyder

by Anne Snyder on Oct 16, 2015 4:48:00 PM

At today’s State of Our Children Address, provided by the ROC the Future initiative and hosted by the Rochester Business Journal, we were reminded of a sobering statistic: of the Rochester graduates who enrolled in a local college this past year, only 18% were deemed college-ready in both math and science.

Here at Second Avenue Learning, we are observing a growing demand for remedial reading, math, and science education support for students who are just entering college. As a result, we are exploring digital solutions that can provide mobile, flexible remediation in areas that are critical for college success. This is important and exciting work, but the need for this type of product is sobering.

Topics: college readiness

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