This quick TED-Ed Talk taught us about language using fun animation and easy-to-follow explanations. It breaks down the following: Prescriptivism - the linguistic approach that says language should follow consistent rules and informs others of common, established patterns in language Descriptivism - the linguistic approach that strives to learn and map the differences in languages without pushing for … Continue reading This short video will get students interested in language
*Coming Soon!* For fall 2016, different permissions will be available to Grade Book users. This feature will be perfect for instructors who have teaching assistants or for school administrators who'd like to take a peek inside the Grade Book without making any changes. An administrator will define the various roles other users have in the Grade Book when adding … Continue reading Coming soon: Beta release of Grade Book permission levels
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), high school seniors in the United States haven't improved their reading skills, and their math skills have declined since 2013. Emma Brown reports, "Eighty-two percent of high school seniors graduated on time in 2014, but the 2015 test results suggest that just 37 percent of seniors are academically prepared for … Continue reading What did the NAEP discover about U.S. high school seniors?
Want to make sure students have completed particular lessons or tests before they can access their next WebTest? You can ensure this progression through test prerequisites. After you're done editing your WebTest in Assignment Builder (and make sure you save those changes!), select Assign in the top right corner. You'll see the settings you can … Continue reading Tuesday Tip: Test Prerequisites
In "Remedial Classes Have Become a Hidden Cost of College," Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports that one in four students enroll into a remedial class in their first year of college. These classes, though, can get pricey; Education Reform Now's report states that students pay an additional $3,000 on average for remedial classes. On top of that, … Continue reading Do students pay too much for remedial classes?
If you've been using Hawkes for a while, you may have noticed that we archive problem types that are not presenting themselves as flawlessly as others. Instead, we create newer and better versions. However, we would never want to remove anything you have assigned without your permission. By replacing the archived questions, your WebTests and curricula will … Continue reading Tuesday Tip: Delete or replace archived questions