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New York State Education Department, 2017
This document describes the model used by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to measure student growth for institutional accountability in New York State for the 2016/17 school year. In 2016/17, growth models were implemented for institutional accountability in Grades 4-8 ELA and mathematics. All models are based on assessing each…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Growth Models, Accountability, Research Reports
New York State Education Department, 2017
This document describes the model used by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to measure student growth for institutional accountability in New York State for the 2015/16 school year. In 2015/16, growth models were implemented for institutional accountability in Grades 4-8 ELA and mathematics. All models are based on assessing each…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Growth Models, Accountability, Research Reports
Salen, Katie; Torres, Robert; Wolozin, Loretta; Rufo-Tepper, Rebecca; Shapiro, Arana – MIT Press (BK), 2011
Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning. The designers of Quest to Learn developed an approach to learning that draws from what games do best: drop kids into inquiry-based, complex problem spaces that are…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Research and Development, Games, Educational Innovation
Adams, Caralee – Instructor, 2008
Middle school, which is generally thought of as sixth to eighth grades, is not easy for anybody. It is a rough time to be a student, and a tough age to teach. Teachers are expected to ease the transition of students from elementary to middle school. However, if you are an elementary teacher, you may not know what kids will be facing in middle…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Education
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Benter, Doris J. – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2008
At Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York, ninth graders in their upper school study art history for one semester. The visual arts department has created a vigorous new syllabus culminating in an hour-long mock art auction. The department selects several art movements (e.g., Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Social Realism,…
Descriptors: Art History, Art Education, Group Activities, Student Projects
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Rickard, Laura N.; Wilson, Colette – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2006
"Lettuce Learn Math" is an interdisciplinary program that has effectively linked a small-scale agricultural production system to a sixth-grade mathematics and science curriculum. The mathematical concepts and skills, including measurement and geometry, taught in this project met and often exceeded the standards set by New York state for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education
Riley, Patricia – Teaching Music, 2006
St. Mary's School is a training ground for prospective music teachers enrolled at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. Students from the Crane School taking the Practicum in Teaching Elementary General Music course teach half-hour collaborative lessons twice each week to children at St. Mary's. In the fall of 2003,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, National Standards, Music Teachers, Music Education