IAE Blog

Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

General Educational Development (GED®) and Online Testing

You are probably aware of the movement toward online assessment in education. The Common Core State Standards initiative includes a strong focus on Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT). Learn more about CCSS at Moursund & Sylwester (2013).

The earliest Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) systems included assessment features. In the very simplest CAL, learners answered T/F or multiple-choice questions. The computer provided feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and a cumulative record of a student’s performance.

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Higher-order Thinking in Algebra II and in Reading Instruction

I have struggled with developing an appropriate title for this IAE Blog entry. That is because I am trying to join together ideas from two excellent but quite different articles. 

Whoriskey, P. (4/3/2011). Requiring Algebra II in high school gains momentum nationwide. The Washington Post. Retrieved 4/6 2011 from http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/requiring_algebra_ii_in_high_school_gains_momentum_nationwide/2011/04/01/AF7FBWXC_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage.

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Encouraging Girls into the Discipline of Computer and Information Science

I frequently read articles about the fact that in the United States more men than women major in Computer and Information Science. This is portrayed as a significant problem, and the articles typically give suggestions for and/or examples of possible “solutions” to the problem. Here is an example that I encountered today:

Hanion, J. (1/10/2011). Computing science rewriting the program to get girls in the game. University of Alberta. Retrieved 2/12/2011 from http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/en/NewsArticles/2011/02/Computingsciencerewritingtheprogramtogetgirlsinthegame.aspx.

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