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All that’s caught our eye from the worlds of education, technology, and measurementTue, 07 Jun 2016 20:58:57 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3New Summer Reading Log
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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:58:57 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1276Kick start summer reading with our new downloadable Summer Reading Log and Lexile “Find a Book”. Search our extensive database for books within a child’s Lexile range. Enter the child’s Lexile measure, then narrow the search by selecting topics of interest. You can also use “Find a Book” to check the availability of books at local libraries or purchase […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/acw1bDx0DDE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/06/new-summer-reading-log/How Dogs Are Helping Kids Read Aloud
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Tue, 10 May 2016 18:12:47 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1274For many children, reading aloud in the classroom can be seen as a daunting task. Fortunately for those struggling to read in front of their peers, animals may be able to help. Across the country, programs such as Therapy Dogs International (TDI), and Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.), have been implementing the use of trained […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/XUxpBiiCKdg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/05/how-dogs-are-helping-kids-read-aloud/Productive Failure
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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:17:26 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1270“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Babies learn to walk in this way. Preschoolers learn to button, tie, and zip to dress themselves in this manner. However, the idiom can now apply even after children enter school. In the article, “How ‘Productive Failure’ In Math Class Helps Make Lessons Stick,” Katrina Schwartz […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/oqQya48cenU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/04/productive-failure/Teaching Math with Storybooks
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:23:56 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1253By reading and discussing stories with children, you can gain some insight to how they think. Herbert Ginsburg, a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College Columbia University suggests that reading and discussing math storybooks with your child can help set the stage for meaningful mathematical achievements in school. Certain books, such as counting […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/xW5w2NOFOuU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/03/teaching-math-with-storybooks/New Tool: The Lexile Analyzer Editor Assistant
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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:55:02 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1260We’d like to share a newly released Lexile analyzer professional tool, the Lexile Analyzer® Editor Assistant™. In response to the rising demand to produce text to specific reading levels, we developed this tool to help you do just that. The Lexile Analyzer Editor Assistant has many exciting features including an enhanced interface to help more efficiently and effectively […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/yFm-D2GcxYI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/03/new-tool-the-lexile-analyzer-editor-assistant/The Quantile Framework By The Numbers
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:19:57 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1250Want to learn about the Quantile® Framework for Mathematics? View our brand new Quantile Infographic to find everything you need to know about the Quantile Framework in one easy to understand graphic. Learn the basic concepts of the Quantile Framework, find out how students receive Quantile measures, where you can find Quantile measured content, and […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/snev8ERrZX4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/02/the-quantile-framework-by-the-numbers/Should Algebra Be Required in Our Schools?
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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:29:09 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1244Recently Marilyn Vos Savant, from the “Ask Marilyn” article of Parade Magazine (December 6, 2015), received the question “Do you think algebra should be required in our schools?” Marilyn’s short answer was “Yes.” Her emphasis lay in the fact that algebra is a branch of mathematics that teaches students logic – how to think rather […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/tz5HUC7lxnw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/02/should-algebra-be-required-in-our-schools/Grade 4, 7, 8 Classrooms Needed for Mathematics Research
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:00:24 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1243MetaMetrics is seeking participants for an upcoming research project investigating the difficulty of various aspects of mathematics problems. We at MetaMetrics believe that assessment and instruction should be connected. Providing quality information about a student’s mathematics ability is a key component of one of MetaMetrics’ mottos: “Bringing Meaning to Measurement.” We continue to explore innovative […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/c_cAV0i8Hu4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/01/grade-4-7-8-classrooms-needed-for-mathematics-research-2/Another Vote That Parents Can Support Mathematics Instruction
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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:35:13 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1241Jason Zimba shared the struggle of helping their children on weeknights in spite of the busy schedules of the family members in his article “Can parents help with math homework? YES”. His article is encouraging for the hopeful parents who really want to help their children with their academic progress with his indications that such […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/8Swzru-Xl-s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/01/another-vote-that-parents-can-support-mathematics-instruction/Bridging the Gap Between High School and the Work Force
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:31:41 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1239While the focus on college and career readiness in our education system is not a new idea, and while progress has been made, students overall are still not adequately prepared for life after high school. According to research published last year by Achieve — a nonprofit education reform organization dedicated to raising academic standards and […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/EvVe3XiGnjU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/01/bridging-the-gap-between-high-school-and-the-work-force/