Data mining is a powerful tool being used by educational institutions to support student success, but often students do not know what data are being collected and how their privacy is being protected. This post explored the tension between privacy and data mining.
To reach increasingly high academic demands, we must better support student engagement. In “Motivation Matters," writers Susan Headden and Sarah McKay define key terms, discuss research findings, and explain promising approaches to boosting student motivation.
The Carnegie Foundation has developed the Carnegie Cost Calculator to help district leaders and members of the broader K-12 community understand and estimate time and financial resources involved in evaluation.
The scan explores K-12 credit policies in all 50-states and the District of Columbia to better understand which states define credit based solely on seat-time and which allow districts to define credit more flexibly.
Districts are dedicating increasing human and financial resources to teacher evaluations, but finding enough time remains an issue. Three major trends have emerged as differentiation has become an increasingly popular option.
In a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Association of Community College Trustees in Dallas recently, Carnegie President Tony Bryk outlined for the Trustees how Carnegie is using improvement research in our work to improve the success rate of students in developmental math. “We need to rethink how…
Background Information for Faculty Arithmetic and Algebra Skills Aren’t Enough Any More! “Despite its occasional use as a euphemism for statistics in school curricula, quantitative literacy is not the same as statistics. Neither is it the same as mathematics, nor is it (as some fear) watered-down mathematics. Quantitative literacy is…