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All that’s caught our eye from the worlds of education, technology, and measurementTue, 15 Aug 2017 16:26:57 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8Pythagorean Day
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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:26:57 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1362You may have heard of Pi Day (March 14) to celebrate the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter or e day (February 7) to celebrate Euler’s constant, but have you heard of Pythagorean Day? Pythagorean Day occurs when the digits in the date satisfy the Pythagorean Theorem. Recall that the Pythagorean Theorem states […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/zvXFDRxAelg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/08/pythagorean-day/Creating Positive Math Experiences for Learners
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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 14:40:26 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1360A recent article described how anxiety toward math can hinder mathematical progress. As parents and educators, how can we reduce or eliminate math anxiety through creating positive math experiences for learners? We’ve come up with some ideas. 1. Focus on math as a process rather than math as a single answer. Many students view math […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/2zT2-ANGZDk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/07/creating-positive-math-experiences-for-learners/Velocity Norms for Academic Growth
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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:43:24 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1357Shuttleworth (1934) suggested that growth standards for stature should be expressed in terms of progress rather than status. Tanner (1952) provided a theoretical framework for the development of clinical standards for growth and advocated velocity standards. Bayley (1956) made the first effort to produce standards for height that took account of tempo. Her paper foreshadowed […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/WqXnJljUR3c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/06/velocity-norms-for-academic-growth/Summer Math Challenge Kicks Off on June 19th!
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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:35:21 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1353On average, all students, regardless of socio-economic status, lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in their mathematical repertoire over the summer months each year. This means students can enter a new school year in August or September having lost about a third of the ground they covered the year before. Fight the summer […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/H1nbSxq_hT0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/06/summer-math-challenge-kicks-off-on-june-19th/Late Elementary, Middle and High School Educators Needed For Reading Research Survey
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Sat, 27 May 2017 17:45:24 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1350Are you an educator who works with struggling readers in late elementary, middle school or high school? Are some of your students reading at levels three years or more below what is typical for students at their grade level? We are interested in your feedback on reading materials often used with students reading at lower […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/99DUG-hCLNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/05/late-elementary-middle-and-high-school-educators-needed-for-reading-research-survey/New Advanced Lexile Professional Development Workshop
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Fri, 19 May 2017 17:31:56 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1331Take your Lexile Professional Development to the next level! We are excited to announce our newest Lexile workshop, The Lexile Framework in Action: Making Curriculum Content Accessible to ALL Students. This full-day, advanced workshop will guide curriculum coaches, content specialists, classroom teachers and media specialists in the development of units of targeted text and resources. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/0vpWdJRT46Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/05/new-advanced-lexile-professional-development-workshop/Summer Learning Tools From MetaMetrics
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Thu, 04 May 2017 12:00:09 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1339Fight summer slide with free tools from MetaMetrics! Visit Lexile “Find a Book” to submit your Summer Reading Pledge and download our Summer Reading Log. Use the log to track a child’s reading throughout the summer break. Search our database of over 270,000 titles for books within a child’s Lexile range. Enter the child’s Lexile measure, […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/XIXODtzabFI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/05/summer-learning-tools-from-metametrics/Games Playlist for Students
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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:39:15 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1336Soon, we could see teachers prepare a learning games playlist for their students. In March, a DC based startup unveiled a free web service called Legends of Learning that would help teachers assign educator-vetted games to the classroom. Vadim Polikov, the creator of the web service calls it, “Spotify for learning games” after the online […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/ckOwcGiRUXw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/04/games-playlist-for-students/See the Quantile Framework in Action at NCTM
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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:56:01 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1334Are you attending the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition this week in San Antonio? Take this opportunity to learn more about the benefits of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics. We’ll be visiting the conference and meeting with some of our partners whose products utilize the power of the Quantile Framework. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/xFHCMim569s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/04/see-the-quantile-framework-in-action-at-nctm/New Partnerships Increase Use of Quantile Measures
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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:10:12 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1332A series of new partnerships have greatly expanded the reach of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics. In the last year, Quantile measures have been added to Pearson’s aimswebPlus and Istation’s ISIP Math. Quantile measures have also become available through state assessments in Kansas and to the 15 member states of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. These new partnerships are in addition […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/7rtcSyPHKfk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2017/03/new-partnerships-increase-use-of-quantile-measures/