Published Online: December 23, 2015
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Top Education Stories of 2015: Education Week’s Most Viewed

To provide a sense of what was high on our readers' priority lists in 2015, the editors at Education Week compiled a list of our 10 most-viewed articles.

1. Study: RTI Practice Falls Short of Promise

Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study. (November 6, 2015) | Filed Under: Special Education, Assessment and Testing, Achievement Gap

2. Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach. (June 10, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Curriculum and Instruction

3. Most Math Curricula Found to Be Out of Sync With Common Core

A new Consumer Reports-style review of instructional materials for K-8 math has found that 17 out of 20 series fail to fully align with the Common Core State Standards. (March 4, 2015) | Filed Under: Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics

4. A Fresh Approach to Ranking States on Education

The 19th annual edition of Education Week's Quality Counts includes a new take on the state report cards and provides a leaner format that focuses on educational outcomes from early childhood on up. (January 2, 2015) | Filed Under: Politics and Policy

5. New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter

New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond. (March 24, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Professional Development

6. New Read-Aloud Strategies Transform Story Time

Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read. (May 11, 2015) | Filed Under: Curriculum and Instruction, College and Career

7. Parent-Teacher Conferences Get a Makeover

Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills. (September 29, 2015) | Filed Under: Teacher Quality, Parent Involvementt

8. Hurdles in Pairing General, Special Education Teachers

Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration. (June 9, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction

9. Top Ala. Teacher's Resignation Sparks Questions on Certification Rules

The situation of former Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill puts a personal face on the issue of who is allowed to teach and where. (November 10, 2015) | Filed Under: Teacher Quality, Teacher Preparation

10. Searching for Clarity on Formative Assessment

Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you're likely to get five different definitions. (November 9, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Assessment and Testing, Teacher Preparation

Vol. 35, Issue 15
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