International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance
Eric A. Hanushek Paul E. Peterson Ludger Woessmann
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IMSA Hosts Design Charrette for Online Learning. “The work of the IMSA Charrette was inspiring,” said Dr. Wise. “At a time when our Nation is working hard to return to leader of the world in the education of children, the broader influence of IMSA in digital education and e-learning will be important. I appreciate the opportunity to support your important work.” Click here to view the whole story.
Today, NWEA is releasing a new public opinion study entitled “For Every Child, Multiple Measures: What Parents and Educators Want from K-12 Assessments.” the study surveyed parents, teachers and administrators on their experiences with assessment, and what they would like from them. It is groundbreaking in surveying parents as key stakeholders in assessment decisions. It further explores where decisions for assessments should be made, and at where all stakeholders find value in the wide range of assessments used by schools to measure student achievement and growth, and demonstrate proficiency for federal accountability purposes. Click here for link to the study and a video for more information.
Atlantic Research Partners is Proud to Announce the Success of one of our Solutions Partners, Silverback Learning, Voted Readers Choice Top 100 Products of 2011 by District Administration Magazine
The 2011 Readers' Choice Top 100 Products
Assessment helps teachers monitor early reading and math skills in pre-K through third grade. CPAA identifies areas of instruction that need to be differentiated for children based on their achievement. www.childrensprogress.com
Silverback Learning Solutions, pricing varies
Mileposts is a cloud-based student management system that allows teachers and administrators to organize, access and utilize student data. It also provides intervention management aligned with national Response to Intervention guidelines. www.silverbacklearning.com/Products/Mileposts/
“Mileposts has really helped me monitor and respond in a timely manner to student achievement issues.” Jeff Rast, principal, Camas County (Idaho) School District
RIT Scale Norms: For Use with Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) and MAP for Primary Grades
Norming studies of achievement tests fall into a class of research studies that are guided by a common objective: To deduce the summary features of an explicitly defined population of students based on the performance of available students from that population. The study reported here shares this general objective and is prompted by two interrelated motivations. Download the current report from NWEA
A nice note from Nova Southeastern University on Atlantic Research Partners recent participation at the 2011 Conference on Global Leadership.
Atlantic Research Partners is proud to announce the we are now teamed with Sliverback Learning Solutions.
NWEA and Atlantic Research Partners are now teamed to provide Power of Teaching nationwide. To confer with one of our associates or faculty members about Power of Teaching, please let us know how to reach you by clicking onto this link:
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Hampton 2 School District, South Carolina, Certified in Power of Teaching
Congratulations to members of the Hampton 2 School District. They were certified at the beginning of March. Pictured above with Atlantic Research Partners' President David Sundstrom and Faculty member Kevin McKinney are:
Dr. Simmons, Superintendent
Estill Middle School:
Lula Seabrooks- Science
Subita Sudhakaran- Science
Lacey Hall- Social Studies
Kathy Jarrell- SPED/ELA
Estill High School:
Aaron Edwards- Social Studies
Timothy Mullikan- Science
Roslinda Brown- ELA
Sikkanther Syed- SPED/ Math
Robert Hemby II
Michael Burke- Social Studies
Estill Elementary School:
Moronica Capers (5th Science)
Synetria Singleton (5th Science)
Miriam Mikell (3rd Science)
Tammy Harvey- 2nd grade
Debra Jarrell- 2nd grade
Nora Solomon – 1st grade
Terrie Hill- K
What Teachers Want From Their Coaches
The article was recently published on the ASCD website. You can read it here - http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol6/605-wise.aspx
South Carolina School Leadership Teams Certified in Power of Teaching
Congratulations to members of the following SC school districts: Chesterfield, Laurens 55, Lee and Clarendon 2. They were certified on December 2nd. Pictured above with Atlantic Research Partners' President David Sundstrom and Faculty member Kevin McKinney are:
Dr. Ameca Thomas
Mary Ann Crouch
Education Week - Commentary by Joseph (Joey) Wise
Dr. Wise was recently featured in Education Week speaking about the need to shift from Teacher Quality to Teaching Quality. Read the full article here: Education Week Commentary
Update -Illinois Superintendents Academy Graduating Fellows - December 2010
Pictured with Dr. Joseph (Joey) Wise are the graduating Fellows from the 2010 Academy, December 11, 2010.
Illinois Superintendents Preparation Academy Announces Inaugural Class of 2010
The Illinois Superintendents Preparation Academy was launched in 2009 to ultimately prepare the next generation of highly accomplished school leaders for the work of directing, guiding and leading significantly complex school districts operating within the State of Illinois and throughout the United States. A total of 94 candidates have been accepted into the Class of 2010, and begin their rigorous work in September.
Chicago, IL August 11, 2010 – The Faculty of the Illinois Superintendents Preparation Academy (ISPA) accompanied by sponsors, underwriters and institutions supporting ISPA Fellowships, are pleased to announce that the Inaugural Class of 2010 has been selected. Candidates accepted will engage in four months of rigorous practitioner-based training, case analyses, and Socratic-method debate and deliberations with panels of distinguished experts in the fields of pedagogy, neuroscience, law and educational leadership. Gary Solomon, chief executive of Illinois-based Proact Search said, “Development and support of our next generation of school district leaders is among the most important work we can do for K-12 education.”
The Academy acknowledges the immense work of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and supports and augments IASA’s historic work in preparing talented educational leaders to take on the intense responsibilities of school district leadership. Chair of the Academy’s advisory board, Dr. Max McGee noted, “The work of ISPA—in concert with IASA and other pivotal organizations—will strengthen the pool of candidates available to school boards . . . as they consider and select individuals who will ultimately serve as school district superintendents.”
The Academy addresses crucial topics essential to effective school leadership: Methods for developing instructional teams, driving accountability, worki ng effectively with school boards, navigating politics and media relations, and—most importantly—developing and sustaining strong teaching quality. Dr. Joseph Wise, who coordinates the work of the ISPA faculty said, “The modern-day school superintendent is facing increasingly complex realities. Orienting, preparing and developing high potential leaders for these complex realities are essential components of American education—and its future.”
ISPA Fellows will continue their full-time work in education and attend Academy sessions throughout weekends and evenings. The Class of 2010 includes school superintendents, aspiring superintendents, and other highly accomplished education leaders from the following organizations:
Arlington Heights (IL) School District 25
Carpentersville (IL) CUSD
Chicago Public Schools
Cleveland (OH) Metropolitan Schools
Cook (IL) Schools
The Cove School (IL)
Crystal Lake (IL) School District 47
Detroit (MI) Public Schools
DuPage (IL) High School District 88
Dunlap (IL) School District 323
East Aurora (IL) School District
Elgin (IL) School District U-46
Evanston (IL) School District 65
Fulton County (GA) Schools
Gary (IN) Public Schools
Glenview (IL) School District 34
Hales Franciscan High School (IL)
Hampton County (SC) School District 2
Harlem (IL) School District
Homewood-Flossmoor (IL) School District 233
Joliet (IL) Public Schools
Kankakee (IL) School District 111
Kentwood (MI) Public Schools
Los Angeles (CA) Unified Schools
Marshall University (WV)
Maywood (IL) School District 89
Minnetonka (MN) Public Schools
North Shore (IL) School District 112
Peoria (IL) School District 150
Portland (OR) Public Schools
Quincy (MA) School District
Rockford (IL) School District 205
St. Charles (IL) School District 303
St. Helena Parish (LA) School System
St. Louis (MO) Public Schools
School District of Philadelphia (PA)
Special Education District of Lake County (IL)
Spectrum Academy (UT)
Springfield (IL) School District 186
Sycamore (IL) School District 427
Washington, DC Public Schools
Waukegan (IL) School District 60
Willmar (MN) School District
Wilmette (IL) School District 39
Upon completion in December 2010, we look forward to sharing names of the Illinois Superintendents Preparation Academy Graduates. The Academy’s sponsors, underwriters and those institutions supporting ISPA fellowships look forward to welcoming the Fellows at the inaugural session in Chicago on September 23-24, 2010.
David Sundstrom (904) 662-0620 or
Thomas Vranas (800) 944-6129
Illinois Superintendents Preparation Academy
On Friday July 2, I attended the closing presentation at the Northwest Evaluation Association conference in Portland. NWEA CEO Matt Chapman provided a compelling message about existing myths in American Public Education. We have attached his slides from the speech below. Please feel free to download. Embedded in the speech are excerpts from an interview of Marian Wright Edelman—a must view. Have a great summer. Joey Wise
Atlantic Research Partners forms alliance with TeacherStudio™
Orlando FL – TeacherStudio™, an online professional learning community for educators, announced that Power of Teaching will now be one of its core offerings in the educator services it provides nationwide.
Dr. Joseph “Joey” Wise, principal author and researcher for the book, Power of Teaching, decided to leave his position as a Disney executive and return to his career in education to make a difference. With his focus on urban schools he served as a Superintendent in two of America’s largest school districts, Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida and Christina School District in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Wise additionally served as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of EdisonLearning, an education services organization based in New York. His publications and programs currently support and guide teaching practices in eighteen states.
TeacherStudio™ allows teachers to collaborate, share ideas, and explore effective teaching strategies across district and organizational lines. They have established a formal alliance with Atlantic Research Partners to draw on the work of Dr. Wise and the compilation of thirty years of research which identifies discreet teaching behaviors that have been shown to increase student achievement.
“The Power of Teaching ought to be at the core of every teacher-preparation program offered by colleges of education. It's that good,” explains Nelson Broms, former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Equitable Life Holding Corporation and Founding Member of the Manhattan Institute. Praise for the effectiveness and practicality of Power of Teaching comes from a broad array of civic and academic leaders. Dr. Paula Tallal, Board of Governors, Professor of Neuroscience, and Co-Director for the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University shares that “ . . . [Dr. Wise] is a role model for how experts in the science of learning and the science of teaching can collaborate most effectively to improve the educational outcomes of students. Power of Teaching is significant; it is a breakthrough in the art and the science of teaching.”
Atlantic Research Partners and TeacherStudio™ are providing seamless academic and professional development support to school districts, employers, and professionals.
For interviews and more information visit www.atlanticresearchpartners.org or call: (904) 501-1901