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 New Common Core Standards and Adult basic education (ABE) Curricula

The Common Core Standards (CCS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readin...

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...

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...

Why You Should Be Measuring Learning Outcomes

In order to begin measuring learning outcomes, we need to start with an understanding of why we should be measuring them in the first place. Employers Let’s consider this from the perspective of employers first. In today’s market, employers are faced with the challenge of hiring employees from a large...

What Are Learning Outcomes?

Do you know if your students really have the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace? Wonderlic discusses what are learning outcomes and how you can be confident your students are achieving what they should be. Today we're going to talk to you about learning outcomes and why knowing if your students are obtaining the opti...

Online Education Study: Are Traditional Classrooms Really Better?

It’s a common belief that students who are in the traditional classroom and receive face-to-face education do better than online students. However, I recently came across a study that shows that this may no longer be the case. The study conducted by Ithaka S+R followed the learning of two groups of students: one group who strictly at...