Learning theory and research have long been the province of education and psychology, but what is now known about how people learn comes from research in many different disciplines. This chapter of the Teaching Guide introduces three central learning theories, as well as relevant research from the fields of neuroscience, anthropology, cognitive science, psychology, and education.
The list provided in this website presents the basic principles that underlie effective learning. These principles are distilled from research from a variety of disciplines.
The website provides an overview of major learning theories and models, organized by paradigm (behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, humanism, and others)
This 43 page PDF document from the Congressional Research Service, written by Erin D. Caffey, provides "a framework for understanding various types of assessments that are administered in elementary and secondary schools. It broadly discusses various purposes of educational assessment and describe comprehensive assessment systems. Common assessment measures currently used in education are described, including state assessments, NAEP, and state exit exams.
This PDF document is a working paper published by the National Education Association. It was written by Suzanne Wilson and Penelope Peterson.
Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, the Florida Department of Education is Transitioning to the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), which replace the FCAT 2.0 assessments in reading, writing and mathematics. Florida students will participate in the science and social studies assessments aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS).
The website gives various types of assessments that can be used in the classroom. Links to examaples of the assessments are also provided.
The primary focus of the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition is to assist schools and districts with Florida's English Language Learners (ELLs), totaling over 265,000. Florida's diversity of ELLs surpasses most states in the country. Florida is ranked 3rd in ELL population, and although Spanish is the major native language of these students, the ELLs speak more than 300 different languages.