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Using Data to Guide Instruction

by Amanda Hankel

(From the January 2012 Education Brief) To more effectively utilize data, Cedar Rapids Community Schools began implementing a solution to analyze in-process/formative data to identify learner needs and inform instruction...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-01
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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From the Editor: Quality Assessment

by Amanda Hankel

(From the Dec. 2011 Higher Education Brief)Accountability and assessment are common themes in the discussion about improving quality in higher education, but ideas about how to practice assessment and encourage accountability are complex and diverse...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-12
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Higher Education Brief
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Changes in the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Requirements: An Overview

by Julie Furst-Bowe

(From the December 2011 Higher Education Brief) Julie Furst-Bowe explains the recent changes in the Higher Learning Commission’s accreditation criteria, and discusses how the revised criteria should lead to improvements in assessment and accountability...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-12
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Higher Education Brief
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Does Assessment Automatically Lead to Improvement?

by John Dew

(From the Dec. 2011 Higher Education Brief)John Dew observes the marginal advances that the field of education has attained because quality methods are not necessarily part of the core curriculum in education administration programs...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-12
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Higher Education Brief
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21st Century Learning through Continuous Improvement at the Agora School District

by Joyce de Vries; Rien Spies

This video with Principal Joyce de Vries, Agora School District,includes examples of preparing students for 21st Century learning. This video was included in the 2011 NQEC presentation by Rien Spies, Superintendent of Agora School District...

  • Filetype: mp4
  • Publish date: 2011-11
  • Keywords:Conference Proceedings, 21st Century Skills, Professional Learning Communities (PLC),Webinars/Podcasts/Webcasts
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Effective Formative Assessment: Common Instructional Checks

by Mark Keen

(From the November 2011 Education Brief)Westfield Washington Schools' system of common instructional checks is helping students retain the material covered in class...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-11
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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LEADing Your School to a Quality Future

by Amanda Hankel

(From the November 2011 Education Brief) At Bethel Elementary School in Greenville, SC, leadership played a crucial role in the school’s application of quality tools and concepts in classrooms and in creating a culture of quality...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-11
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Leadership, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Accountability Is Key

by Amanda Hankel

(From the November 2011 Education Brief)The theme of accounability resonates throughout the content of this issue. Schools who hold more than just the teachers accountable for students’ educations are reaching great strides on the quality front...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-11
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Steps for Success

by Amanda Hankel

(From November 2011 Education Brief) Educational consultant Lee Jenkins offers key steps for achieving quality—not quantity—in the classroom, to maintain high success rates with high standards...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-11
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief,Continuous Improvement
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At Westfield Washington Schools, Summer R.O.C.K.S.

by Cindy Keever, Dave Mundy

The Summer Reviewing Online Content K-8 Standards (R.O.C.K.S.) program at Westfield Washington Schools helps students retain what they’ve learned from year to year during the summer break...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-11
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief

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