In the Studio
How does your high school stack up against the best in the world? In 2012, more than 100 U.S. high schools took part in a pilot study to measure their students’ abilities to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems and compare their performance to countries that took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a sixty-nation assessment administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Findings from the test, known as the OECD Test for Schools, provides participating schools with a wealth of information on teaching and learning and shows that some schools performed quite well. Beginning next school year, all U.S. schools can participate in the test.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held the sixth in its series of webinars for Project 24. This webinar gave insight into the number one question associated with digital learning: how in the world do I pay for this?
The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education—a panel of distinguished experts in testing, education practice, and policy chaired by the eminent psychologist Edmund W. Gordon—issued a report in March that calls for transforming assessment to better support teaching and learning by measuring a broader set of knowledge and skills and by identifying how students think, not just documenting what they know and can do. These changes would have profound effects on teachers and schools in the coming decades.
The Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) held a discussion about the role of school leaders in creating a culture of high expectations that will help all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career. The event focused on the efforts principals are leading as schools transition to implement college- and career-ready standards. The MetLife Foundation–NASSP Breakthrough Schools project identifies, showcases, and recognizes middle and high schools that are achieving at high levels or dramatically improving student achievement while serving a large number of students who are most at risk of dropping out.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar on the success in addressing the dropout crisis taking place in high schools and school districts all across country.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar that will provide an update on what’s happening with education policy in Washington, DC.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held the fifth in its series of webinars for Project 24. This webinar provided examples of how comprehensive, wraparound efforts to support students, families, and communities can contribute to a successful transition to personalized, learner-centered schooling powered by digital learning.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar to learn about work-based learning opportunities and how they can better prepare students for postsecondary learning and a successful career.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar providing information and guidance to potential i3 applicants doing promising work in the area of secondary school reform.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held the fourth in its series of webinars for Project 24. This webinar provided an overview of how increased use of data to inform instructional, programmatic, and policy decisions can help school leaders in transitioning to a digital learning environment.