March Madness is underway, and we are joining the competition with our March Madness Drag & Drop Championship! Follow #EdciteMarchMadness on social media to see which Edcite drag and drop question types have been most popular in 2019! We’ll be posting our Sweet Sixteen, Final Four, and the Championship Winner on the days of the NCAA tournament. You can also download our Drag & Drop Championship bracket to keep track of our question types and the winners in each heat.
In October of 2018, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced that they were, as many states have also chosen to do, opting out of the PARCC assessment in lieu of administering their own New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) this spring.
Happy Women’s History Month! Teachers in the Edcite community have shared many assignments that honor great women and teach students about women’s history. Check out the assignments below that can be used in elementary, middle school, and high school. Use these throughout the month of March or any day of the year!
Edcite has over 35,000 assignments in the public assignment library covering grade levels, subjects, and standards! Every day teachers in the Edcite community share new assignments into the library. You can also find state released practice tests digitized by the Edcite Team and other high-quality assessments from organizations such as Eureka Math and Achieve the Core.
In my recent post about the current status of the academic gap, I stated that many agree that the academic gap is a literacy gap. As a result, many states and agencies have placed significant emphasis on literacy, focusing particularly on reading proficiency by 3rd grade. Why literacy and why this age? Well, the Anne E. Casey Foundation says 3rd grade reading has big implications, so let’s unpack that.
Education is meant to be the great equalizer for society, but reality shows continued disparity in terms of educational outcomes along the lines of race and income. The achievement gap, the opportunity gap, the academic gap—these all refer to a systemic difference in educational performance for students of color compared to their white peers or for students in poverty compared to students in more affluent communities. There is something wrong with a system that continues to replicate an outcome of inequity.