New Wake County Schools reports and more

posted Feb 9, 2014, 8:35 AM by Joe OReilly

WCPSS reports, pre-K still hot, time testing, STEM disconnects, ED looking at SWD grads, home lang survey : DRE’s ED News for K12 Researchers -- http://bit.ly/18mG3K1 .

This week’s edition of ED News for K12 Researchers can be found at http://bit.ly/18mG3K1

What does program evaluation look like in school districts?

Much different than at research labs and universities I would think.

It would be interesting to know what we are all doing.

 

You are invited to complete a survey on program evaluation in your district from researchers at Johns Hopkins. Taking the 15 minute survey will pay your DRE dues for a year. To take the survey click here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LEAProgEval

 

Thanks to the 48 districts that have already replied.

 

Wake County has some new reports (send me a link to yours) on LEP students…  http://www.wcpss.net/results/reports/2009/lep-2008-09-cohort.pdf   http://www.wcpss.net/results/reports/2013/1314lep2008cohort.pdf   

 …and one related to retention/promotion at the high school level. 

http://www.wcpss.net/results/reports/2013/1315hs11-12retain.pdf 

 

From DRE David Weinberger in Yonkers NY:  A new resource is available with the release of Version 4: CEDS Extend. Now users can view NCES Handbook data elements alongside CEDS elements as part of the CEDS searchable data elements and the Domain Entity Schema.  Also included in this release are 15 tutorials on using CEDS Align and Connect as well as an expanded list of publications describing
how to use CEDS (and more examples are coming). Version 4 of CEDS can be found at the CEDS website:  
http://ceds.ed.gov

Wonder how your students will do in 2015 on new assessment types? In 2009 NAEP administered some new item types. See what they learned  http://nationsreportcard.gov/science_2009/ict_summary.asp

AZ increased the percent on F&R lunch by almost 50% from 2000 to 2010, US up 10 percentage points. How did your state do?  http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d12/tables/dt12_046.asp

Should teachers think like learning engineers?  http://educationnext.org/schooling-rebooted/

Universal design from a Harvard grad perspective  http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2014/01/all-along/

Home language surveys may be changing  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2014/01/states_consider_revising_surve.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

Student growth measures compared and contrasted  http://educationnext.org/choosing-the-right-growth-measure/

e-Rate $ to double, companies pledge added support to schools  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2014/02/corporations_pledge_to_help_schools_improve_internet_access.html

Your Food & Nut director will have to get schooled  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2014/02/usda_proposes_new_standards_for_school_nutrition_workers.html

Introverted kids know it but maybe  just wont say it  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/02/study-shy-kids-know-the-answer-they-just-wont-say-it-out-loud/283561/

ED will be looking at grad rate disparities for SWDs  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/29/19grad_ep.h33.html?tkn=QOWFjE0%2FOY%2B3CN4MWB0JZhS23AfYYZfBp7AK&cmp=clp-edweek

Algebra blended learning impacts  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/29/19el-math.h33.html?tkn=XLPFMXj9y%2Bc%2FLCqwOcNJcZLbiS2Be7CiE7F9&cmp=clp-edweek&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mrss

The student and the stopwatch: how much time is spent on testing?  http://www.teachplus.org/  And here is the panel discussing it  http://educationnext.org/what-were-watching-the-student-and-the-stopwatch/   Meanwhile, Alexander Russo suggests Arnie focus on cutting duplicative testing as a low cost second term accomplishment  http://ht.ly/tq2tt

Daniel Willingham wants you to know about this pre-K research  http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2014/02/prek-research-districts-should-know.html

Point Counterpoint: R’s diss pre-K http://edsource.org/today/2014/value-of-early-education-questioned-at-house-workforce-and-education-committee-hearing/57254#.UvRCXrTiuSp  while Slavin praises its value http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-e-slavin/preschools-and-evidence-a_b_4737157.html and it is the focus of hearings on the hill http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/sarameads_policy_notebook/2014/02/key_takeaways_from_early_childhood_hearings_this_week.html

ACT on recent grads’ disconnect between interests and careers in STEM  http://www.act.org/newsroom/releases/view.php?lang=english&p=3079

The good news is all income groups increased their real income 1979-2007. But don’t you think the top 1% got a little greedy? Compelling graphs.  http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2014/02/07-five-poverty-facts-reeves#.UvbHRzAAOXw.twitter

 

Lagniappe:  Thanks to the arctic vortex , a county by county ,ap of how much snow it usually takes to cancel school  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/01/map-how-much-snow-it-typically-takes-to-cancel-school-in-the-us/283470/

There is all this and lots more in our weekly edition -- http://bit.ly/18mG3K1

As always, if you have a link or study to share, send it my way.

Joe O’Reilly

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