FREE Webinar to Help ALL Students and Educators realize the value of WorkKeys and the NCRC

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This webinar shares practical strategies for helping deepen students, parents, and educators realize the real value and potential of WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate. The session includes information on student and educator resources to prepare for the WorkKeys assessments, soft skills enhancement, and re-taking the WorkKeys assessments to earn or upgrade a student’s NCRC. Additionally, information on South Carolina’s, best in the nation, Work Ready Communities Initiative is included:

Webinar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByqnY6nRHKi1d0JHSl9LcDV3XzQ/view?usp=sharing

PowerPoint: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByqnY6nRHKi1dWYtV3pLcXpkTXM/view?usp=sharing

Fun with testing???

While some educators have a very negative attitude towards testing, some educators like the teachers at Cedar Grove Elementary School in South Carolina have decided to have some fun with preparing for ACT Aspire.

Could this make a difference on the day of the test?

I have always believed that the attitude of the adults in the building helped to determine the attitude of most (not all) students in terms of:

1) Attitude toward testing
2) Importance of the test – the big “why” are we taking this test; what can it do for me?
3) Overall confidence in facing the assessment

This might be the best test prep video of 2015…

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Students in South Carolina are “ACT-ing!”

This video is another great example of how educators can have some fun with assessment.

Please check out this video created by middle school teachers Justin Goldsmith and James Hogue at Legacy Charter School in Greenville. These teachers, created a rap video with some friends from Anderson University to pump students up with lyrics like “yeah we ACT-ing and we MAP-ing too. ‘Bout to pass it all ’cause that’s just what them scholars do.” You can see it on YouTube:

 

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Carolina Classrooms: Changes to Student Assessment

In April of 2015, South Carolina is changing the way it tests students in our public school system.  SCETV has recorded the video below with an assessment professional from the State Department of Education along with a school district representative to talk about those changes and what they mean to parents and students. More information about changes to assessment can be found at http://www.ed.sc.gov/agency/pi/act/.

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A direct link to the video is available at: http://video.scetv.org/video/2365450282/.

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