Sept 29th Ed News for DREs

posted Sep 29, 2013, 7:02 AM by Joe OReilly

The latest version of K12 News for Ed Researchers is out http://bit.ly/18mG3K1. This blast is also posted as a message at www.redirectors.org.

Chronic absenteeism hits oldest and youngest. http://new.every1graduates.org/the-importance-of-being-in-school/

A PD opportunity for next year? We liked it.  http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/09/education-analysts-participate-in-sdp-institute/

What is the over/under on more states dropping the common core? Washington insiders tell Whiteboard advisors  http://www.whiteboardadvisors.com/research/september-2013-insider-tracking-measures-common-core-status-momentum-and-higher-education

OECD profiles the entering college students around the world. Interesting differences.  http://oecdeducationtoday.blogspot.com/2013/09/meet-typical-student.html

Nat ‘Sigmal and the Noise’ Silver on teaching yourself statistics and not settling in your career http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/09/nate-silver-on-finding-a-mentor-teaching-yourself-statistics-and-not-settling-in-your-career/?utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=Socialflow

What reporters are saying to each other about getting to know you (we are “the nerds”).  http://www.educatedreporter.com/ (Scroll down to 9/25 entry, Stories Using Data)

Do people ask you what is the story on Obamacore?  A summary to share http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/09/common_core_either_you_re_against_this_new_push_for_academic_standards_and.html

Who tests you baby? Market share by company  http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/thisweekineducation/2013/09/charts-consolidated-testing-business-remains-competitive.html

I am in San Jose this weekend for a 2 year olds birthday party and my niece mentioned that in her PR job you release things people don’t want to cover on Friday afternoon.  Guess what? USED released its strategic plan on a Friday afternoon, a coincidence I am sure!   http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/achieving-excellence-and-equity-the-u-s-department-of-educations-strategic-plan-released-for-public-comment/

The AJC paper reviews test questions and finds them lacking http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_and_the_media/2013/09/atlanta_paper_puts_test_questions_to_the_test.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW or installment 1 at http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/AtlantaJournal/SharedArticle.ashx?document=AJC\2013\09\15&article=Ar00103

 

 

Jim Popham, Neil Kingston and Steve Court (a former DRE) are organizing  a conference:

Call for Paper Presentations3  |  Conference Agenda 4  |  Background Materials5
Conference Registration Form (PDF)6

Announcing

The First-Ever International Conference on Instructional Sensitivity

Hosted by The Achievement and Assessment Institute

The University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Nov. 14–15, 2013, with an opening banquet on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 13

 

Lagniappe: Google isn’t ruining your memory. It is much weirder than that. Google is replacing that significant other that you rely on to fill out your reminisces.  http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/09/are_search_engines_and_the_internet_hurting_human_memory.html

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

Joe O’Reilly

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