DLL or SLD? Linguistically Responsive Assessment Can Help Decide

Educators around the world are increasingly likely to have dual language learners (DLLs) –  students learning multiple languages – in their classrooms. When DLLs struggle academically, educators may have difficulty determining if their challenges relate to dual language development or an underlying specific learning disability (SLD). The difference can be hard to detect. DLLs and … More DLL or SLD? Linguistically Responsive Assessment Can Help Decide

Planning to get engaged

The world watched as Harry and Meghan announced their engagement. Yes, Harry Stephens and Meghan Johnson were engaged with their school. School engagement is a key aspect of ensuring successful student learning. Encouraging and nurturing engagement with school becomes more and more difficult as students progress through their k-12 education. At the high school level, … More Planning to get engaged

A Reading Measure that can Inform Teaching!

Schooling in the United States relies on testing – a lot of testing – to sort students and evaluate programs and schools. When it comes to reading, tests gather information on student skills such as reading comprehension or reading ability. However, many of these tests don’t s provide information to teachers about exaclty how their … More A Reading Measure that can Inform Teaching!

Understanding and Addressing The Impact of School Shootings on College Students

In just two years, between 2013 and 2015, there were 254 school shootings (defined as a gun being fired on school grounds) in the United States. Between 2000 and 2015, there were 15 active shooter incidents at higher education institutes – leaving 70 dead and 73 injured. Although there is debate about how to measure … More Understanding and Addressing The Impact of School Shootings on College Students