STEAM Program is Boosting Test Scores

A STEAM program is boosting test scores at South Fremont High School in Eastern Idaho, by expanding the core curriculum to include the arts. The school is located in a rural area, and is in the fourth year as a STEAM school.  STEAM includes science, technology,...

Best Foods To Eat To Help Improve Test Scores

Lots of students and parents wonder about the best foods to eat to help improve test scores. They are not so sure that food can actually enhance the brain’s performance. The answer to that one is dead simple. The right food helps the brain to keep alert, improves...

Changing How You Teach Not What You Teach

Changing how you teach, not what you teach can have a great effect on test scores! Sili Savusa, former school-board member, dreaded the end of August year after year when the test scores for her region where posted online. The results where disheartening to say the...

Test Scores and Teacher Turnover Linked

While academic achievement can be tied to a number of data points, one such point we don’t often think about is teacher turnover rates. In schools with high levels of teacher turnover, students typically score lower in math and English language arts according to...

It’s Not Enough To Teach To The Test

With over 50 new teachers hired annually and multiple hiring seasons throughout the year, Tony Baldasaro, chief human resource officer of Virtual Learning Academy Charter School in New Hampshire, is tasked with a serious challenge of finding and hiring the best...