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Way to share youtube videos without ad content or comments.
tools  video 
july 2016 by nara.nayar
Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place | MindShift | KQED News
The Digital Promise research team used Web of Science, a tool that allows users to search by citation, to put together a network of peer-reviewed research articles related to education.
research  tools 
may 2016 by nara.nayar
New (free!) Online Tool Expands Access to School Climate Measurements - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education released a free, online survey tool this month that will allow schools, districts, and states to administer regular, anonymous school climate surveys.
The survey, developed by a panel of school climate experts, uses questions from existing surveys that were tested with panels of students to ensure their validity.
The site creates an instant analysis of a school's results, and administrators can save the data in existing local data systems so they can track results over time.
schoolclimate  ED  tools 
april 2016 by nara.nayar
Equity in Policy Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide a comprehensive set of resources, tools, and processes for engaging in an equity-oriented policy review and analysis. Users will engage in learning about a process for engaging in reviewing and critiquing systemic policies. Examples of what critical conversations about policy sound like are presented, as well as tools to support users in designing and implementing an equity-oriented policy review process in their local setting.
policy  equity  tools  toolkit  GLEC  <3 
april 2016 by nara.nayar
Evidence Gap Maps-3ie:International Initiative for Impact Evaluation | Evaluating Impact, Informing Policy, Improving Lives
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation’s Evidence Gap Maps are elegant, colorful visualizations of what we know and what we have yet to discover. Based on searches for all relevant impact evaluations and systematic reviews on a given topic, the maps are a one-stop-evidence-shop for expert and curious non-expert alike.
research  evidencebased  maps  tools  evaluation  impactanalysis 
march 2016 by nara.nayar
Instructional improvement cycle: A teacher's toolkit for collecting and analyzing data on instructional strategies
This toolkit, developed by REL Central in collaboration with York Public Schools in Nebraska, provides a process and tools to help teachers use data from their classroom assessments to evaluate promising practices. The toolkit provides teachers with guidance on how to deliberately apply and study one classroom strategy over the course of one unit and systematically document and compare results to consider the effects of a given instructional strategy on student learning. The process for testing the strategy uses a scientific approach by comparing the performance of students who receive the strategy to the performance of a similar group of students who do not receive the strategy. Teachers can use this information to reflect on their practice and consider adjustments to their instruction to increase student learning.
tools  data 
february 2016 by nara.nayar
Digital Tools Evolving to Track Students' Emotions, Mindsets - Education Week
More prevalent now are digital resources that seek to measure and support the development and self-identification of such "noncognitive competencies" as self-management, perseverance, and a "growth mindset" that recognizes skills can improve with effort. The U.S. Department of Education's new National Education Technology Plan, for example, officially calls for more work to develop such tools.
softskills  21stcenturyskills  deeperlearning  assessment  measurement  tools 
january 2016 by nara.nayar
IES: Logic Models: A Tool for Designing and Monitoring Program Evaluations
This quick reference guide defines the major components of education programs—resources, activities, outputs, and short-, mid-, and long-term outcomes—and uses an example to demonstrate the relationships among them.
IES  evaluation  tools  logicmodels 
march 2014 by nara.nayar
IES: Five steps for structuring data-informed conversations & action in education
This facilitation guide shows education data teams how to move beyond simply reporting data to applying data to direct strategic action. Using guiding questions, suggested activities, and activity forms, this guide provides education data teams with a framework and the tools and vocabulary needed to support an informed conversation around the data they generate or acquire. The guide walks data teams through five key steps in using data for informed decision making and strategic action: setting the stage, examining the data, understanding the findings, developing an action plan, and monitoring progress and measuring success.
tools  datadriven  IES 
march 2014 by nara.nayar
National High School Center. (2012, March). High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks. Washington, DC: Author.
This document extends the National High School Center’s Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework and offers specific school-level benchmarks that provide a deeper level of detail for each indicator of effectiveness and describe school-level practices that can be implemented to support high school improvement at the local level. High school improvement teams will find this tool useful once they have already identified areas of strengths and concerns through the use of the Center’s self-assessment tool.
tools  self  assessment  NHSC 
july 2013 by nara.nayar
Ohio CIS
Ohio Career Information System - looks like a combo of workforce data and ILP tools
OH  ACP  tools  ILP 
january 2013 by nara.nayar
ASCD Educore - Resource Viewer
ASCD has released a new report titled "Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability" illuminating activities educators and policymakers at all levels can undertake to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards across the nation. -----Having trouble with the download? Try right-clicking the link and choosing "Save Link As." This will allow you to save the PDF report to your computer.-----
ASCD  CCSS  tools  resources 
november 2012 by nara.nayar
NHSC CCR Organizer
Niiice tool that sort of gives a high-level synopsis of the work PWR has been doing...
college&career  NHSC  tools 
august 2012 by nara.nayar
National Center on Response to Intervention
member of NCRTI technical review committee for screening tools, shares rubrics for evaluating screening and progress tools and describes the process used by the Iowa Department of Education to apply these rubrics in detail.
webinar  RTI  rubric  to  watch  tools  NCRTI 
april 2012 by nara.nayar
This Rubric and Self-Assessment Tool is designed to support state leaders in assessing and continuously improving their efforts to implement the new standards and forthcoming aligned assessments. Because the goal is to ensure educators throughout a state have the resources and skills to succeed, the rubric and tool suggest the essential steps and strong actions states will need to consider to succeed. The rubric is purposefully not a checklist, but rather it is designed to guide ongoing efforts to plan and execute on those plans. It is intended to push states towards coherent approaches: carefully chosen activities attuned to real needs in the state, districts and schools, properly sequenced to provide maximum support at the building level and crafted with a clear logic. We also see the tool as a living document, one that will be updated and improved based on state experience and implementation lessons.
common  core  tools  ainewsletter 
march 2012 by nara.nayar
Common Core Implementation Workbook | PARCC
Achieve and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute have developed a practical Common Core Implementation Workbook for all states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

The workbook uses a proven performance management methodology known as “delivery” to lay out clear action steps for states and districts. It provides relevant information, case stories of good practice, key questions and hands-on exercises for leadership teams to complete together. Regardless of your state's timeline, the workbook offers state and district leaders the means to plan for the CCSS and then drive successful implementation.
PARCC  commoncore  Achieve  tools  AInewsletter 
march 2012 by nara.nayar
What's Next Illinois - Contact Us
CPS-branded and CPS-specific career and college planning tool, adapted from Xap corp's core modules. NICE!
college&career  planning  tools  CPS  existing 
february 2012 by nara.nayar
Proficiency-Based Pathways Planning Tool #1
Jobs for the Future is evidently looking at proficiency-based pathways. This is a 2011 document, so it's recent work.
JFF  Gates  tools  pathways  competency 
july 2011 by nara.nayar
6to16 | The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
6to16 is a college-readiness curriculum, a set of online learning experiences, and a web-based social network that begins in sixth grade and provides students with the support to continue through middle school, high school, and the four years of college (16th grade). 6to16 helps students to develop the beliefs, knowledge, and skills to successfully complete high school and college. The program is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of low-income students of color who are often the first in their families to attend college. Inspired by the research report “ Potholes on the Road to College” from UEI’s Consortium on Chicago School Research, lessons focus on overcoming barriers to college graduation including completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), college “fit,” interviewing skills, crafting a life vision, and navigating the college application process.
college&career  1stgen  fafsa  urbaned  tools 
july 2011 by nara.nayar
Real Game USA
Met Phil Jarvis @ 6/21/11 Career Pathways Summit
people  counseling  careerpathways  resources  tools 
june 2011 by nara.nayar
Career Cruising: About Us
Met 6/21/11 @ Career Pathways Summit
people  resources  counseling  tools 
june 2011 by nara.nayar
Politics timelines | Timetoast timelines
Interesting tool for creating timelines.
may 2011 by nara.nayar
ECS - K-12 Education Issues
Database of policy issues across states
resources  tools  data  policy  national  <3  state-level 
march 2011 by nara.nayar
Prioritization Matrix Is Made Easier with a Template
A more nuanced version, for the times you wind up with too many ties using the WCIYP version
tools  templates  management  priorities  z_admin 
february 2011 by nara.nayar
Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Education strengthens education philanthropy in the United States. Our tools, programs and services allow our 260 member organizations to share best practices, learn of new developments, and advance alignment and collaboration among funders. By deepening the impact and effectiveness of funders who support early learning, K-12 and postsecondary education on local, regional and national levels, GFE improves educational outcomes and increases opportunities for all students.
foundations  philanthropy  tools  resources 
february 2011 by nara.nayar
SourceWatch provides simple tools to attract public participation in documenting information about the people, companies, and entities attempting to shape public opinion. With the experience of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) in researching and writing about spin and propaganda, CMD believes it is vital to a working democracy to increase public scrutiny and public awareness of the people and companies shaping public policy. We think it is imperative to provide useful information about key policies and document disinformation about these issues.
resources  thinktanks  foundations  tools  sourcewatch  wikis 
november 2010 by nara.nayar
Benchmark Grading: Online standards-based grade book software
Free online standards-based tool that does reporting - designed by Alexis Peterka
teachers  standards  reporting  grading  tools  teaching  SBG  gradebook  application 
october 2010 by nara.nayar

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