Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students

This report prepared by FHI 360 provides a conceptual base for work-based learning (WBL), a strategy that helps students apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills. WBL has been identified as an important issue for state and local program reform and implementation, but there is a need to better understand WBL as part of secondary CTE programs.

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Preparing Students and Teachers for the Common Core Assessments—A Case Study Registration

From Education Week: This Free  web event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

The Assessments tied to the Common Core State Standards require significant lift from states and districts as well as the teachers who will be implementing more formative testing to gauge student readiness for the exams. This webinar highlights the collaboration between the state of Rhode Island and Measured Progress on the Rhode Island Interim Assessment Program to create assessments that empower educators. Join our guest from the state’s Department of Education for an in-depth examination of how the assessments were constructed and why they can work for Rhode Island as well as nationwide.

In conjunction with the state, Measured Progress developed online testing tools that incorporate accessibility features to create a comfortable assessment environment and more accurately measure student learning. Advanced technology and rigorous items enable teachers to create tests and pinpoint what they want to know about student achievement.

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