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To better understand what is arguably the more contentious of student assessments, we take a deep dive into the question: What is the purpose of summative assessment in education?

Dr. Vytas Laitusis
Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Math

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Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Dr. Claudia Singkornrat gives insight on her school’s 4-day schedule and how it impacts student learning.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Math 180, an intensive intervention program known for helping to raise student achievement in math by more than two years in one school year.

Robert Hansen
Vice President Product Management, HMH

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Learn about what is academic vocabulary and find strategies for effective vocabulary instruction.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Kindergarten teacher Melissa Hawkins joins us from Hawai'i to discuss student engagement, literacy instruction, and connecting with families.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Summer learning activities for elementary and middle school students

As the school year ends, keep kids engaged with these fun summer school activities for elementary and middle school students.

Richard Blankman
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Brenda Iasevoli
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Explore 6 out-of-the-box field trip ideas for middle school students to connect them to real-world learning that they’ll always remember.

Amanda Clark
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Discover 4 skills students can develop by teaching literacy in all content areas. Literacy is an important for success in all subjects.

Marie Swan
Shaped Contributor

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Check out our list of 13 Mother’s Day celebration ideas for school. From primary to middle school, explore fun Mother’s Day classroom activities and projects.

Marcela Grillo
Writer, Girls Write Now

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Learn more about phonics—the relationship between the sounds of language and the letters that represent those sounds.

Dr. Shane Templeton
Foundation Professor Emeritus, Literacy Studies, University of Nevada, Reno; Into Reading Program Author

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Read 180 is an intervention reading program notably known for helping Grades 3–12 students gain one or more years of average growth in one year. Discover the answers to Read 180 frequently asked questions to learn more about this solution.

Cathy Ferrara
VP Product Management, Supplemental & Intervention Solutions, HMH

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This article answers the question, “What is an exit ticket in school?” Plus, learn why this formative assessment type is important in the classroom.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Explore 9 classroom discussion strategies that can help you to engage all students while keeping them on track.

Jenny Fulton
Shaped Contributor

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In order to accelerate students’ reading to grade-level proficiency, here is a list of reading intervention strategies to help students make progress.

Dr. Amy Endo
Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

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Learn to support multilingual learners in English language development (ELD) with the following standards, strategies, and activities.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Hop to it! Try these hands-on Easter activities for elementary and middle school students. Your class will have fun while sharpening reading, writing, and STEM skills.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Find out more about the different types of formative assessment that help assess student progress during learning in the classroom

Amber Silverman
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Find tips for integrating math technology in the classroom, along with insights into what makes technology effective in math class.

Erin Bailey
Elementary Instructional Coach

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