"The Test" - Must Read, With Caveat.

Though it’s true testing needs fixing, it also offers extraordinary promise for improving our childrens’ education.

We Believe…But Is That Enough?

Is there evidence that collecting and using assessments of student learning really does promote improved student learning outcomes?

Personality and the Five Factor Model

Personality is both more important to academic success and more responsive to intervention than intelligence, researchers are finding.

Jonathan E. Martin

on December 17, 2014

Skills For Success

Yet another (they keep coming!) report has emerged arguing for the importance of elevating the “non-cognitive” in our schools.

Jonathan E. Martin

on November 14, 2014

Measuring Character

The research keeps coming: Non-cogs matter.

Jonathan E. Martin

on September 30, 2014

Testing for Learning Proficiency

Rather than measuring what students already know, or their underlying intelligence, we could be measuring learning proficiency.

Jonathan E. Martin

on September 11, 2014

Storming the CASEL – Strengthening SEL in Schools

If SEL is so important, how can educators (and admission directors) convey and demonstrate their commitment to it?

The Dawn of Micro Schooling

In addition to a commitment to real-world and project-based learning, the school intends to use technology to accelerate its continuous improvement.

Toughing it Out

Paul Tough has returned with an important feature in the recent New York Times magazine, entitled “Who Gets to Graduate?”

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