Article

Practicing What We Preach

A commitment to equity and closing the achievement gap is at the center of our work at CenterPoint. We believe that opportunity starts in the classroom, so we work hand in hand with educators and...
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Article

How Teacher Engagement, High Expectations, and Student Ownership Creates Rigor in the Classroom

The term “rigor,” when used in an educational context, is often misinterpreted and/or misunderstood. Some believe rigor means more homework, impossible assignments, or being rigid about what students...
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Guest Post

Unlocking the Power of Data

By: Brennan McMahon Parton, director of policy and advocacy at the Data Quality Campaign
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Guest Post

Supporting Student Achievement: Data-Driven Actions for Charter Board Members

“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don't much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it...
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Guest Post

Data Engagement with Parents: A Teacher’s Perspective

This guest post is written by Marc Walls, a high school science teacher in Clarksville, Tennessee, and founder of unpackedu.com, a portal for elevating teacher voice. A 2015–17 Hope Street Group...
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Guest Post

Using Tests Results to Paint a Data Picture of Your Child

This guest blog post was written by Char Shryock, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Bay Village City Schools in Ohio, parent, and member of the CenterPoint Teaching and Learning Advisors....
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Guest Post

Exciting and Engaging Students Around Data

This guest blog post is written by Molly Leger, a middle school English teacher, who loves creative writing and hates teaching grammar. She is a Massachusetts Policy Fellow at Teach Plus, the founder...
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Guest Post

Ed Tech Taught Me to Love Data

This guest blog post is written by Julio Alicea, who serves the Rhode Island communities of Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls as a social studies teacher and advisor at Blackstone Academy...
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Events

Twitter Chat: Bridging Policy and Practice: What data do educators need, for what purposes, and how can policymakers help?

CenterPoint, the Data Quality Campaign, and TeachPlus MA are hosting a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm where educators will share stories and answer questions...
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Article

What Does Quality Classroom Assessment Look Like in Mathematics?

Not all assessments are created equal, even those that claim to be “standards-aligned.” High-quality assessment tools can provide teachers and administrators with actionable information about...
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