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  • Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

    Students are able to engage more with large print books than other reading materials, according to a new study from Project Tomorrow and Gale.

  • Teachers Pushing Harder on Algebra and Functions

    Of five major content areas covered in math classes — numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data and statistics, and algebra and functions — teachers are putting a bigger emphasis particularly on algebra and functions in math class beyond what they were doing a dozen years earlier. And in science, students are discussing the kinds of problems engineers solve more frequently.

  • 5 Assessment Trends for the New School Year

    Education will see changes in how assessment is done in the new school year, according to education nonprofit NWEA. The organization, which develops preK-12 assessments and professional development, recently issued five trends that it expected will permeate the measurement of learning outcomes.

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