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  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Research Study Shows Students Jump Nearly Two Grade Levels in One Year with Pearson’s Reading Street

    Findings Indicate Significant Improvement in Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Total Reading Achievement New York, NY,: January 11, 2010 — Results of a new independent study show that students are jumping two grade levels in their vocabulary, reading comprehension and overall reading achievement with the scientifically research-based Reading Street, curriculum for pre-kindergartners through sixth-graders from the education, services and technology company Pearson. […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Pearson Offers Tennessee Students Nation’s #1 Elementary Mathematics Program Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH Tennessee

    Research Confirms Stunning Gains in Test Scores in Just One Year with Instruction that Focuses on Opening Students’ Minds, Creating “Mathematical Thinkers” Knoxville, TN, January 31, 2011 — U.S. students learning with Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH rank right along side or ahead of top performers in Asia, China and Europe because they are learning skills that make them “Mathematical Thinkers.” Independent […]
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    Real Talk: When it Comes to Student Support, Who’s Really Listening to Us?

    First, A Little Context. We’re first-generation college students – we came in unsure of just about everything relating to college, and we were especially unsure of what resources were available to us when we needed help or guidance. Within large universities and colleges there are so many departments and offices that it can be overwhelming when you actually need to […]
  • Real Talk: A Glimpse into the World of Transfer Students

    With around a third of all students transferring before graduation, transferring colleges is becoming increasingly common.  In light of President Obama’s completion agenda, and as more and more students are choosing to enroll at community colleges in states around the nation, there is now a greater need to address “the transfer moment.” As a community college transfer student myself, this […]
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    Dev Ed Remix: Emerging Models in Developmental Education Course Redesign

    With its high referral and low success rates, along with a considerable price tag, developmental education is experiencing unprecedented reevaluation and change. Considering the following, it’s no surprise that everyone is taking a good, hard look at developmental education: High Referral Rates Students are referred to developmental education at a rate of 40% at all colleges, 60% at community colleges […]
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    Online and Blended Schools Open Enrollment for the 2013-2014 School Year

    Online and Blended Schools Open Enrollment for the 2013-2014 School Year Public online and blended schools supported by Connections Education offer innovative school choices for students in grades K-12 Baltimore (March 5, 2013) – Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year has officially begun at Connections Education’s affiliated public online and blended schools.  Students in grades K-12 have a number of […]
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    Independent Study Confirms Middle-Grade Students Surpass Peers When Learning With Pearson Interactive Science

    Inquiry-Based, Hands-on Science Program Builds Scientific Inquiry, Critical-Thinking Skills for All Types of Learners BOSTON – Feb. 15, 2012 – According to the U.S. Department of Labor, before today’s middle school students graduate from high school, the number of jobs in science and engineering will more than double. A new independent research report released today by Pearson reveals that the […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Classrooms of the Future Coming to Jerseyville: Students to Learn from Mobile Learning Devices, Digital Textbooks

    Jersey CUSD 100 teams with Pearson 1:1 Learning for major tech move to help teachers prepare every student for college and careers. Jerseyville, IL, April 09, 2012 — Committed to preparing students for success from home room to the board room, Jerseyville schools Superintendent Ed Settles today announced a major partnership with Pearson’s 1:1 Learning that will overhaul the traditional […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    College Educators Successfully Implement the Flipped Classroom Model, Using MyLab & Mastering’s Learning Catalytics feature from Pearson

    An interactive classroom tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking improves learning experience for over 50,000 learners BOSTON, MA — October 22, 2014 — The “flipped classroom” model of learning has been growing in popularity in recent years, as more educators adjust their style of teaching to increase student engagement […]
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    Million Voice Project Invites Students to Share Views on Their School Experience and Help Improve Education

    Early Results in National Survey from the Pearson Foundation Reveal Gaps in Three Areas Critical to Student Success: Relationships, Participation, and Expectations New York, NY, September 20, 2010 – As our nation’s more than 55 million K-12 students begin the 2010-11 school year, who knows best how to keep them engaged, interested, and on track? The students themselves. The Million Voice […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Texas Students Realize Strong Gains in Achievement After Completing Cogmed Working Memory Training

    Teachers Report Improved Grades, Higher Levels of Concentration and Retention Bloomington, MN June 4,  2012 A deficit in “working memory,” the cognitive function that allows people to focus on tasks, can mean a lifetime of struggling in school, work and life. Faced with a group of students coping with this challenge, educators at Natalia Independent School District (ISD), located in […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Connections Education and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announce Partnership

    – Initiative Launches “TMCF Collegiate Academy” Blended Schools, Marking the Organization’s First Direct Major Entry into Secondary School Market – BALTIMORE, MD and WASHINGTON, DC (July 12, 2012) — Connections Education (www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online and blended learning, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) (http://www.thurgoodmarshallcollegefund.org) the only national organization representing nearly 300,000 students attending […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Independent Research Study Confirms Prentice Hall Algebra Curriculum Prepares Students for Rigors of College Math

    Student/Teacher Digital Resources Help Scores Jump 38 Percentile Points in One Year New York, NY, January 20, 2011 — Secondary students across the nation are ready to tackle the rigors of higher-level math after learning with: Pearson’s Prentice Hall Algebra 1, according to an: independent research study conducted by Planning, Research, and Evaluation Services (PRES) Associates. Study data from research in five states […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Ripon Unified School Board Approves Connections Academy Virtual Charter School for 2012-2013

    – California Connections Academy @ Ripon to Offer Tuition-Free K-12 Public Education Option for Families - RIPON, CA (January 20, 2012)— Students in grades K-12 in the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding counties will soon have an innovative new public school option that delivers exceptional public schooling to students online.  California Connections Academy @ Ripon, a virtual charter school, has […]
  • "Real Talk: Bringing STEM Into the Mainstream" by Olivia Armstrong

    Why I care about STEM I am a junior studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas. I have been interested in math and science from an early age and was encouraged by many teachers and mentors over the years to pursue my dreams to one day build and fly rockets. After I came to college, I realized that so […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Peer Talk: Calling for Action to Help New College Graduates Succeed

    Graduation is an approaching reality for college students across the globe. As I began browsing the web for entry-level positions, I noticed a common requirement across almost all postings that I’m sure every college student.
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Elementary Students Improve Three Grade-Level Equivalents with Pearson’s SuccessMaker

    K-8 Digital Learning Environment Harnesses Technology to Close the Achievement Gap Chandler, AZ,: March 2, 2010 — Elementary math students are improving as much as three grade-level equivalents over the course of one school year thanks to Pearson’s: SuccessMaker, an adaptive digital learning environment for K-8 students, according to the latest independent efficacy research from Gatti Evaluation, Inc. The Gatti Evaluation study […]
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    Assessment & Placement

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    Overcoming Hurdles to Help Developmental Math Students Succeed

    Nearly 70% of students at South Arkansas Community College (SouthArk) need math remediation before entering college-level courses. SouthArk has a combination of traditional and nontraditional students, some are directly out of high school, some chose to work a couple years then decided to return, while others have not been to college for decades. With such a diverse group of students, […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Elementary Students Improve Three Grade-Level Equivalents with Pearson's SuccessMaker

    K-8 Digital Learning Environment Harnesses Technology to Close the Achievement Gap Chandler, AZ,: March 2, 2010 — Elementary math students are improving as much as three grade-level equivalents over the course of one school year thanks to Pearson’s: SuccessMaker, an adaptive digital learning environment for K-8 students, according to the latest independent efficacy research from Gatti Evaluation, Inc. The Gatti Evaluation study […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    New Pearson Foundation Survey: Community College Students Shut Out of Classes

    can i get my ex back Six in 10 students go online to take courses Recent high school graduates concerned about their college-readiness New York, NY, November 17, 2011 — The weak job market of the past few years has brought a wave of applicants to community colleges in search of job training and lower-cost higher education. But according to […]
  • Have It Your Way, Not Just for Fast Food Anymore!

    Queen wants it now. The Beatles want to hold your hand. Foreigner wants to know what love is. The Rolling Stones, however, say that you can’t always get what you want. Apply this same scenario to education and...
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    The 21st Century Online Course: Interactive, Non-linear Learning

    Distance education has changed at the speed of technology during the past 45 years. In 1970, Coastline Community College made history by beginning the first “distance” televised classes. Twenty years later, distance classes migrated from television to the internet. Those first online courses were simple compilations of documents for learners to read. Since that time, online instructors have sought to […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Learning in Muskogee Schools Going Digital

    Muskogee Public Schools to transform learning for junior and high school students in partnership with Pearson Muskogee, OK, July 23, 2013 In a major effort to boost the number of graduates ready to tackle college and careers after high school, the Muskogee Board of Education on Tuesday approved a partnership with the Pearson education company that will help transform how […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    How tests are changing

    Amidst all the noise in American education, something interesting is happening across the country: students from grades three to eleven are taking new assessments aligned to higher standards and it’s going well. That’s not to say the work is complete. It’s not easy to implement new assessments and there is still a tremendous amount we can learn and improve upon as […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Pearson’s WriteToLearn Adds Enhanced Features for English Learners

    Compton Unified School District and Hundreds of Schools Turn to WriteToLearn to Accelerate Development of Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills Bloomington, Minn. November 06, 2013 According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 5 million students arrive in U.S. classrooms every day facing not just the challenge of meeting today’s more rigorous achievement goals, but also the hurdle of […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Louisiana Connections Academy to Expand

    State Board of Education Increases Student Enrollment at Virtual Charter School; May Serve 1000 Students in Grades K-12 Statewide  BATON ROUGE (March 9, 2012) – More Louisiana students in grades K-12 will be allowed to enroll in Louisiana Connection Academy for the 2012-2013 school year thanks to actions taken by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education today.  Louisiana Connections […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    First-Ever National Survey Reveals Many Community College Students Are Denied Access to Courses

    Among those who gain access, first weeks are critical to retention; Nearly 75 percent of those who drop out fail to seek guidance from faculty advisor Washington, DC, February 9, 2011 — As rising demand and declining budgets continue to strain community college systems across the U.S., the results of a new survey underscore the economy’s impact on students who are […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Five Teachers Rewarded for Creatively Helping Students Avoid “Summer Slump”

    WeAreTeachers and Pearson’s WriteToLearn® Award Micro Grants to Support Summer Learning Bloomington, MN, July 18, 2011 — Five teachers with creative ideas for ensuring that students avoid the "summer slump" in reading and writing will now boost their efforts and record their results with micro-grants from WeAreTeachers and Pearson’s WriteToLearn. These talented teachers submitted their ideas on WeAreTeachers’ powerful online […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    High School Students on the Road to Success with Pearson’s NovaNET Digital Courses Aligned with the Common Core State Standards

    College and Career-readiness Fully Infused into Pearson’s Mathematics and English Language Arts Programs Phoenix, Ariz. — April 14, 2011 — The tens of thousands of middle and high school students across the country who are improving their math and literacy skills every day with Pearson’s NovaNET Courseware digital courses are already on their way to gaining an understanding of how […]
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    Florida School Children to Make History of their Own, Switching to Digital Social Studies Lessons

    Florida education officials approve Pearson social studies among new digital materials available for schools across the state Tallahassee, FL, February 28, 2012 — Students will make history by turning to interactive eTexts and other digital materials following the state’s recent decision to approve Pearson’s social studies programs among those available for schools statewide. With Florida educators’ bold move to “transition […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Oklahoma State University’s IT Students Receive Real-World Prep for Landing Jobs

    Interactive online program proven to raise student performance, save instructors time Stillwater, OK, September 26, 2011 — Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business Professor Meg Kletke knows firsthand the challenges facing today’s college students. “Students don’t have schedules like they used to, when they’d come and do nothing but take classes. Now, they’ve got so many more responsibilities on […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Wins Three 2012 BESSIE Awards for Exemplary Educational Software

     — Chinese, OK State History Courses and Science Simulation Tools Honored —  BALTIMORE, April 26, 2012 – Connections Education (www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students and educational institutions, has been named a multiple winner of ComputED Gazette’s 18th Annual Best Education Software Awards (BESSIE Awards).  The e-learning innovator won three 2012 BESSIE Awards […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    High School Students on the Road to Success with Pearson's NovaNET Digital Courses Aligned with the Common Core State Standards

    College and Career-readiness Fully Infused into Pearson’s Mathematics and English Language Arts Programs Phoenix, Ariz. — April 14, 2011 — The tens of thousands of middle and high school students across the country who are improving their math and literacy skills every day with Pearson’s NovaNET Courseware digital courses are already on their way to gaining an understanding of how […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Wins Multiple EDDIE Awards for Curriculum Excellence

    – Four Awards Span K–12 Instructional Spectrum: Core Academies, Career and Tech Ed, Remediation, Music and Fine Arts – BALTIMORE, MD (Oct 14, 2013) – Connections Education, a leading virtual education provider for students in grades K-12, has been honored with four national awards for curriculum excellence.  Part of the global education company, Pearson, Connections Education was named a winner of four […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Florida Students Win Global Call to Action Challenge, Sponsored by the Pearson Foundation and PeaceJam

    Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School Earns Visit from Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams New York, NY, November 07, 2011 — A team of students from the Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School in Panama City, Florida today were named the 2011 winners of the Global Call to Action Challenge, sponsored by the Pearson Foundation and PeaceJam. The award to […]
  • Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Learning Outcomes

    It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education.
  • Bay State College Weighs in on Giving Back to the Community

    Often times, the most rewarding student successes come when they give back to their communities through learning.
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Global Leader Pearson Creates Leading Curriculum, Apps for Digital Learning Environments

    Expertise Will Deliver Personalized Learning on Windows 8 Touchscreen Environment New York, NY February 20, 2014 Today Pearson announced a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. that brings together the world’s leading learning company and the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions to create new applications and advance a digital education model that prepares students to thrive in an increasingly personalized learning environment. […]
  • Transforming the Lecture Space

    This article was published October 14, 2014 on Edsurge.com and is reposted here with permission. You can read the original article here. Imagine yourself sitting in a large lecture hall–which can range between 300 to 500 students–and while you are trying your best to digest what your instructor is saying, your mind is on everything else except what the teacher […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Powering up with Pearson's Mastering, Students Successfully Master Challenging Courses

    Programs personalize science and engineering learning. Boston, MA, February 15, 2010 — Professor Scott Hildreth has spent years teaching engineering students about physics and astronomy. He says America’s colleges and universities should do more to prepare students for science-related careers. “We need to be teaching with 21st Century tools,” says Professor Hildreth. “We need to be able to create the […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Rural Tennessee Students Make Great Strides in Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills With Web-Based Tool From Pearson

    WriteToLearn Supports New Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts Lexington, KY, March 23, 2011 — Whether studying history, science or language arts, students in Henderson County Schools in rural Tennessee are making steady gains in building critical literacy skills with the help of: WriteToLearn™, Pearson’s web-based tool for building writing and reading-comprehension skills. “We’re having great success with WriteToLearn across the […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Any Student Can Learn Using the Internet, Actually, Many Can’t

    Access to the internet seems ubiquitous; at our fingertips is more information we can consume in a lifetime. Higher education institutions have embraced online educational technology and many web-based resources transform their students’ learning experiences. Yet this new technology can inadvertently create accessibility issues for students with disabilities. Accessibility for all students has been a growing concern for higher education […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    New York’s Nassau BOCES Pilots Innovative, Computer-Based Measures of College Readiness

    New Innovative, Computer-Based Simulations From Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network Measure Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration Skills  GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – April 02, 2013 – Nassau BOCES announced today that it is participating in a major pilot of new measures of college readiness that will enable all students to graduate ready to be globally competitive. Led by Pearson’s Research & Innovation […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    No More Guessing About Our Students’ Futures

      I used to believe that passing the fifth grade meant a student was ready for grade 6, passing the eighth grade meant a student was prepared for high school, and graduating from high school meant a student was prepared for the next step, whether that be college or a career. However, with more than half of students needing to […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Using “Affective Teaching” Methods to Improve Students’ Motivation to Learn and Their Performance

    Over the past decade, educators and researchers have identified student apathy and lack of motivation as serious challenges to maintaining students’ engagement in the academic process. This problem is prevalent at all levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Brophy (2004) suggests that students’ “apathy, not discouragement, is the ultimate motivational problem facing teachers” (p. 307). Apathy is a learned feeling. If […]
  • Could the Flipped Learning Model Be the Ticket to Increased Student Learning?

    Instructors are constantly looking for ways to improve student performance—both traditionally and as part of so-called “twenty-first century skills,
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Elementary Students Will Master New Florida Math Benchmarks in Every Grade With Pearson’s New K-6 Program

    enVisionMATH Florida, Aligns to “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards,” Supports Depth of Instruction for Young Learners Tallahassee, FL,: March 2, 2010 — Math is a hot topic in the education headlines and Florida leads the nation in reforming the way the important subject is taught with the 2010 launch of its new set of guidelines for teaching math, the: “Next Generation Sunshine […]
  • Rob Kadel, Ph.D.

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools students to get new digital curriculum

    Nash-Rocky Mountain Public School System April 9, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:           Ashley Simmons Chief Public Information Officer Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Phone: (252) 462-2523 Fax: (252) 459-2734 aesimmons@nrms.k12.nc.us   Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools students to get new digital curriculum   Exciting, interactive learning programs going into 13 NRMPS schools this month in major effort to boost instruction   Nashville, […]