More Than a Number: What’s a Lexile?
Monday, September 24, 2018
More Than a Number: What’s a Lexile?

Many state assessments, mid-year tests, and reading programs report students' progress using a Lexile score. But the number is not just a measurement of student growth—it can be a tool for challenging students and promoting a love of reading. The Lexile® Framework for Reading was created by MetaMetrics® to measure...

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Unpacking Personalized Learning: A Brief Primer and Implementation Guide
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Unpacking Personalized Learning: A Brief Primer and Implementation Guide

In 2015, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched a new philanthropic initiative dedicated in part to promoting a growing concept in education: personalized learning. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, more commonly referred to as CZI, is poised to give millions of dollars each year to facilitate the...

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3 Strategies for Teaching English Learners Academic Language
Monday, September 17, 2018
3 Strategies for Teaching English Learners Academic Language

A common misconception among teachers is that if a student can speak English fluently, he or she does not need extra accommodations in order to grasp the curriculum. In reality, many students struggle with academic language because their exposure to language outside of school does not include advanced words and...

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