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If equity is relegated to a strand or track at every conference without also being integrally, centrally located in each track, then we are not providing the impetus to prioritize it.
“We want to see kids value themselves. I think it's about honoring the strengths that all kids have so that we can support them in feeling good about their assets." The Essex County Learning Community brings teachers together to create better learning experiences for students with learning differences.
It can often be hard to find positivity in a chaotic world. Our staff reflects on the little things in their communities that are inspiring them and giving them hope for a brighter future.
The Holmes School has fared poorly in past years on the state’s standardized test. However, this assessment is based on a single measure which is most closely correlated with parental income and race. What is going on inside the school is exciting. While most schools experiencing these results might double down on test prep in English language arts and math, the Holmes has chosen a different, radical route.
Accurately measuring the various dimensions of school quality can help education systems improve student and teacher experiences and help stakeholders better understand the elements of school performance. Surveys show that MCIEA's School Quality Measures are making in strides in gauging student and school success in authentic ways.
Both teachers and students will benefit when we make the shift to authentic professional development. Micro-credentials offer an opportunity to recognize and celebrate what teachers are learning, and encourages them to transfer their learning to their students.
To help build a more comprehensive system for measuring school quality that goes beyond test scores, the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Educational Assessment asked people who had a close-up view of what happens day-to-day in schools – teachers, principals, district administrators, family members, and students – what made a good school.