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The Standardized Test Evolution Must Center Both the Classroom and the System

We’ve been following the disruption of standardized testing for a while now, especially with departures at the state level and among education professionals in the wake of the pandemic. From California to Florida, the debate persists around whether today’s standardized tests can meet demands for more personalized, individualized and adaptive education per student. To keep […]

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Retooling Testing Strategies for Today’s Modern Learning Environment

School districts from California, to Colorado, to Texas all continue to distance themselves from legacy standardized testing, both for the K-12 education journey and for college admissions. With low standardized testing performance, how should schools retool their testing strategies to address both learning loss and year-over-year aptitude in an individualized way? Here’s Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr, […]

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Have We Seen the Last of the Major Standardized Tests?

The education world was thrown off guard last year when many colleges announced they would disregard standardized tests as a part of the admissions process. And that looks like decision could become permanent. Have we seen the last of the major standardized tests? Should school districts use this opportunity to improve their tests, rather than […]

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Leaving the SAT Behind and Reshaping Professional Tutoring & Test Prep Work

The Fiske Guide to Colleges announced it would no longer report SAT or ACT scores. As one of the most trusted college guides, the move comes amid a flurry of institutions deciding they will also ignore the scores, at least for 2021. Research from FairTest shows 1,700 schools make the scores optional for prospective students […]

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Standardized Testing’s Impact on Student and Educator Psychology

COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on education around the globe – and it might be time to take a hard look at whether or not traditional standardized testing is up to the task of preparing learners for this new world. More legacy institutions and education organizations are distancing themselves from the SAT and […]

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A Look at the True Impact of COVID on Learning Benchmarks

The nationwide STAR assessment, testing children of grades 1-8, recently released a report with its findings. According to Renaissance, the test shows a mild drop in reading and literacy, but a significant 7 percentage point drop in meeting math benchmarks. The test results estimate in weeks needed to catch up and meet the grade […]

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How Technology and Data Can Improve Standardized Testing

We’ve begun a new school year with continued challenges for students, teachers, parents, and other learning guardians. Having spent the spring semester navigating the new world of widespread distance learning, we all hoped the 2020-21 school year could have started in person. Students across the country received a different education experience at home this past […]

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Getting Bio, Socio, Psych with It: How Holon Health’s Holistic Care Model Supports Substance Abuse Patients
March 1, 2024

In an era where healthcare innovation is paramount, the latest episode of Healthcare Rethink by FinThrive introduces Holon Health’s holistic care model for individuals battling substance abuse disorders. Host Brian Urban and Holon Health CEO Jason Herzog delve into the integration of healthcare and criminal justice to support substance abuse patients. Holon Health’s holistic […]

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Powering Missouri Forward: The Smart Energy Revolution
March 1, 2024

How is Missouri leading the smart energy revolution to create a more sustainable and resilient electric grid? Industry Analyst Gabrielle Bejarano brings into focus the groundbreaking efforts in Missouri, facilitated by Ameren’s smart energy plan and the technological prowess of Avail Infrastructure Solutions. Highlighting the seamless integration of state-of-the-art technologies and strategic upgrades, Bejarano […]

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Join WSI at the Becht Coker Workshop 2024 in Sugarland, TX
March 1, 2024

Join WSI, the world leader in coker life extension, February 20-22, 2024 for the Becht workshop covering the entire coking unit with case studies and best practices from industry leaders such as ExxonMobil, Phillips 66, Motiva, CITGO, Marathon, PEMEX, Cenovus, and Valero.

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WSI’s Andrea Pacchiarotti to Give ASEAN Waste to Energy Week Presentation
March 1, 2024

Industry professionals gathering for the ASEAN Waste to Energy Week in Ho Chi Minh City to explore sustainable solutions for the region’s growing energy needs will want to add one essential speaker to their calendars. Andrea Pacchiarotti the Director at WSI Singapore, an Avail Infrastructure Solutions company, will be delivering a must-see presentation on […]

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Understanding How Commercialization in Education Led to 2020’s AP Tests: Ratified
August 11, 2020

Ratified is a radio show hosted by Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin, exploring the intersection of business and policy in long-form fashion.   After the nation issued a national emergency on March 13, 2020, the impact on public education rushed in like a tsunami. Schools shut their doors and hustled to transition to remote education. […]

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