Most standardized tests employ multiple-choice questions. Here’s a list of test-taking strategies that students should use to answer multiple-choice questions: Read the entire question first. Students read the entire question first to make sure they understand what it’s asking. For questions about a reading passage, students read the questions first to guide their reading. Look … Continue reading Test Taking Strategies
In 2018, Senate Education Chair Dolores Gresham requested that the Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) complete a study about student placement and teacher effectiveness. The research focused on how many students in Tennessee were instructed for two consecutive years by ineffective teachers (i.e., teachers with low evaluation scores); and, what was the … Continue reading Ineffective Teachers in Consecutive Years
Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education. Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard. And she shares her vast knowledge.
Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key reasons he chose Rhode Island was its strong … Continue reading The Third Education Revolution
We asked the Tennessee Department of Education the following questions below and received the following response from Elizabeth Fiveash, Assistant Commissioner at the Tennessee Department of Education. What type of analyses are used to determine testing irregularities in students' answers? How is it discovered if a student, for example, answers with all C's? "This concern is … Continue reading Determining Testing Irregularities in Students’ Answers