Using Learning Outcomes for Teacher Performance and Development

Student learning gains, as measured by scores on pretests and post tests, are increasingly being used to evaluate educator performance. Known as “value-added” measuring, student gains are often the primary factor used to select educational staff for rewards or sanctions. So… is that the best way to evaluate them? And what’s the be...

The Cost of Student Disengagement

It is alarming that disengaged students represent approximately 18% of postsecondary students. Simply put, disengaged students are less motivated to improve their educational outcomes, and they place less emphasis on their education. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that disengaged students have the poorest educational outcomes, which are...

GAIN and the 2014 GED Test

As we continue to get closer to the implementation of the new 2014 GED assessment, we've gotten a lot of questions surrounding how this will affect use of the Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)® basic...

Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

As the teacher recruitment season begins, school districts begin looking to fill teaching position vacancies created by retirements and resignations. This process is one that takes up much of the spring and continues into the summer months. Finding the right candidate is particularly important because teachers work with children and shape...

How to Identify and Prevent Dropping Out of School

Early identification of risk factors that could cause a student to dropout of school can make a major difference in that student’s educational outcomes. Learn how to identify the potential risks and what you can do to prevent dropout. Today I’m going to talk about identifying student risk factors and how to prevent existing students...

Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

Cognitive ability testing measures a person’s ability to understand instructions, learn, adapt, solve problems and handle the mental demands of a specific job....

How Can You Tell if Your New Graduates Will Meet Employer Needs?

Producing students who are properly prepared for the workforce is not only beneficial to the student, it is also representative of the quality of your program. When your graduates consistently have the necessary skills to be successful, the reputation of your school is strengthened and employers are likely to recognize your students as be...