New Three-Sentence Essay Strategy Increases Student Learning

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New School Improvement Network Video Shows Formative Assessment Activity that Deepens, Reinforces Student Learning

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There are numerous strategies being used by highly effective educators across the country to increase student learning and help all students progress towards college and career readiness.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new video with a formative assessment strategy to increase student learning by using a three-sentence essay. The strategy is presented by a 12th grade ELA teacher in Shelby County, Tennessee, who shows in her own classroom how helping students synthesize their learning in short essays can increase student learning and monitor student progress.

“There are numerous strategies being used by highly effective educators across the country to increase student learning and help all students progress towards college and career readiness,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “In our work in thousands of schools and classrooms in all 50 states, we’ve captured these strategies on video to make them accessible to all educators and scalable to reach all students.”

The new formative assessment segment shows how helping students write a three-sentence essay in which they claim big ideas, cite information from a text, and clarify or explain the connections, increases student learning and helps educators effectively monitor student progress.

Click here to see the new formative assessment strategy to increase student learning.

Click here for information about School Improvement Network’s Educator Effectiveness System, research proven to increase student learning and educator effectiveness.

Click here to see other strategies to increase student learning.

About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices and teaching strategies in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice and teaching strategies, and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency scores by an average of 19 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices and teaching strategies in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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