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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
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Gurl, Theresa J.; Fox, Ryan; Dabovic, Nikolina; Leavitt, Arielle Eager – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
The implementation of the Common Core's Standards for Mathematical Practice can pose a challenge to all teachers of mathematics but especially to preservice teachers. These standards require teaching in a way that often differs from what preservice teachers have experienced as learners. Standard 1--"Make sense of problems and persevere in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Zolkower, Betina A.; Rubel, Laurie H. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
"Low threshold, high ceiling" tasks are accessible to diverse learners; invite a wide range of approaches; and hold the potential to further challenge, strengthen, and extend everyone's mathematical reasoning. In this article, the authors present a family of Brick Pyramid problems as examples of "low threshold, high ceiling"…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
Bernstein, Marc F.; Troisi, Thomas J.; Pompilio, Joseph P. – School Administrator, 2009
The goal of every school district is to help students succeed academically and personally. But does every district leverage its most valuable resource, its teachers, to meet that goal? At the Valley Stream Central High School District in Nassau County, New York, these authors know how important teacher commitment is to student success, so they…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Principals, Computers
Friedland, Karen – Arts & Activities, 2009
Teens have issues! They talk about suicide and war. They experiment with drugs, drinking and smoking. Their lives may have been touched by abuse, gangs, or guns. Young people worry about these issues and many others as they work out their emerging identities and race toward their futures. This article discusses how the teachers in Voyager House…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Design, Color
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Schuchat, Dan – Social Education, 2005
What social studies project challenges students with interdisciplinary learning, engages their various abilities and learning styles, offers them the opportunity for collaborative work-and encourages them to speak in strange voices? The answer is an eighth grade radio drama project. For most of the month of March 2004, the entire eighth grade at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Radio, Drama, Social Studies