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KnowAtom School Districts Rank Top in the State

Feb 7, 2022 2:15:00 PM by Francis Vigeant

Schools with Top Student Achievement During COVID-19 Share Hands-on
Science Curriculum

SALEM, Mass., February 4, 2022 (Newswire.com) - KnowAtom announced today two Massachusetts school districts that use the education company's K-8 Next Generation Science Standards curriculum (NGSS) ranked top in the state on the most recent MCAS tests. After a break in state testing due to COVID shutdowns in 2020, students using the KnowAtom curriculum ranked #1 for science among 317 public and charter districts in the state in 2021.

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Topics: NGSS, student results, Hands on, curriculum, Massachusetts, Growth Mindset, Next Generation Science, NGSS-Designed Curriculum, Phenomena-Based Learning

Leaders Agree: Forget Memorization When It Comes to the Value of School

Dec 20, 2018 12:06:18 PM by Sara Goodman

Engaging students in meaningful tasks and pedagogy needs to take center stage within classrooms, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley told a conference of close to 300 K-8 educators earlier this month, hosted by KnowAtom

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Topics: School Climate and Culture, Next Generation Science, Next Generation Leadership, Phenomena-Based Learning, STEM Education Policy

Science Curriculum Links Top-Performing Schools

Dec 20, 2018 11:36:01 AM by Sara Goodman

Two KnowAtom schools lead Massachusetts in science scoring on the 2018 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), according to the most recent data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The J. T. Hood Elementary School and L.D. Batchelder Elementary School were two of only four schools in Massachusetts with more than 90 percent of its students scoring “Advanced” or “Proficient” on the most recent statewide science standards-based assessment.

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Topics: New Standardized Testing, Next Generation Assessments, Next Generation Science Classroom Instruction, Phenomena-Based Learning, Teaching in 3 Dimensions

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