It’s time to move beyond math and reading scores in evaluating students, says the Pinellas County school district’s executive director of assessment, accountability, and research.
In the 206,000-student Orange County, Fla., schools, administrators have turned to an array of apps, platforms, and programs to try to engage parents and meet their diverse needs.
The Prince George’s County school system has a tech team that helps with product implementation, and vendors need to connect with that team, says district tech leader Lisa Spencer.
Too many curriculum materials attempt to align to academic standards but fail to address the depth of their content, say administrators from the Cherry Hill Public School District.
Many resources focused on social-emotional learning don’t help schools make connections between different problems confronting students, explains Denise Herrmann.
Alicia Duell, the technology director for a K-8 district in Illinois, says usage data plays a key role in her decisions about what ed-tech tools to keep and scrap.
Gerald Crisci, the chief tech and innovation director for the Scarsdale, N.Y., school district, needs companies to help him on tangled issues that extend from data privacy to pricing.
Four California districts, serving 140,000 students, are buying ed-tech cooperatively through the Education Technology Joint Powers Authority, and other K-12 systems are poised to sign up.
A Texas school leader explains the lessons she’s learned from a national program that encourages ed-tech innovation and best practices.
Michigan’s state director of assessment, Andrew Middlestead, talks about his state’s efforts to help educators use formative assessment, and what they need from those classroom strategies.