student achievement

Five Tips for Teaching Typing and Why It's Essential

Keyboarding is, perhaps, the most essential of all 21st-century skills. With computers in use across the majority of U.S. schools now, many educators may feel the need to focus on educational software. But while the debate rages over how to best implement technology into the classroom, we should also be mindful of the need to develop the fundamental skills required to interact fully with the machines themselves.

10 Last-Minute Test Prep Ideas to Improve Test Scores [Infographic]

For educators and students alike, state testing days are often the most stressful part of the school year. And although those dates may be marked on the calendar the very first day of class, they can still catch many by surprise. If you find yourself running short on time as the testing window approaches, consider the helpful tips below. Your students will be ready to tackle the test in no time!

Research Uncovers An Important Link Between SEL and Course Outcomes

To Sam Moulton, Director of Research for Panorama Education, a student failing a course is a wailing siren, signaling deep academic and personal challenges.

How Important Are Early Math Skills? Test Your Knowledge. [Quiz]

There’s plenty of debate these days regarding the impact of early math proficiency on lifelong success. And it can be difficult to determine its priority in K-12 curriculum. How important are math skills, really? Do students need a strong foundation in math to get into college or land their dream job? Is math necessary for developing analytical abilities, engaging in computational thinking and problem solving in the digital world?

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

If you’re an educator, the weeks leading up to state testing are likely some of the most stressful and demanding days in your year. You’re focused not only on test preparation, but also on each student’s specific needs. That might mean juggling students who have test anxiety while supporting others who have varying levels of understanding and comprehension—all while fielding questions from parents and administrators. Phew!

40,000 Classroom Observations Point to Three Key Strategies for Continuous Improvement

Our research found significantly higher student performance at schools that measure fundamental school quality factors and boast high levels of student engagement.What effect does student engagement have on student performance and school quality? A lot, according to the more than 80,000 hours of classroom observations we conducted around the world.

Three Ways Technology Can Help Teachers Differentiate Student Learning

“The wide range of differences found among children when they first enter school is sufficient to tax the skill of the most capable teacher.”

Efficiency, Motivation and Comprehension = the 'Skill, Will and Thrill' of Reading

Nick Mack, a fourth-grade teacher in Burlington, Vermont, says his students are at a transformative stage of their early education. “Around fourth grade, students transition from just reading for reading’s sake—or just for pleasure—to reading for understanding content,” he explains. But if students are reading inefficiently, it means they can’t get enough information from the text to develop background knowledge—or to acquire vocabulary.

Georgia State Professor—and Student Success Innovator—Awarded McGraw Prize in Education

For 30 years, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has been one of the most prestigious awards in the field, honoring outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches. The prize is awarded annually through an alliance between The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University.

Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

What role does data play in developing solutions to complex challenges in education? And how do we know which approaches in what context are effective in the classroom?

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