Excerpt from CompTIA Cyberstates 2017 report.

Source: November 2013 ETS Research Report, 21st Century Workforce Competencies

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For a teacher, it is important to bring real-world experiences and events to the students in the classroom. These teachable moments happen every day. With access to social media and 24-hour news, it is easy to find information to share and use with your students. These can range from small, local events to larger, national or international ones. There is a wonderful teachable moment occurring on August 21, 2017 in …

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by Beth Kotz The typical high school curriculum covers a tremendous breadth of information on a wide range of topics, yet personal finance is rarely among them.

Considering many high school students will soon be college students, ready to take on student loans, open bank accounts and learn how credit cards work, perhaps it's time that money management takes on a more prominent role in high school classes. If you'd …

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For those of a certain age, a box of 64 crayons- the one with the sharpener in the back- represented the apex of childhood happiness. While slogging through days of teaching my 9th graders about Medieval Europe, I’d often long for the carefree days of just coloring away in my Batman activity book as a kid on my grandmother’s back porch. But childish pursuits are behind us and our high …

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If you're up against the clock, you may feel as though planning your essay is a waste of time. Surely it's better just to sit down and get writing? Not so. If you plan an assignment properly, you can remove a lot of the pressure. After all, you'll have the roadmap to your work laid out in front of you. Here's 7 tips to help you get the best structure …

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After an in-depth process of research, evaluation of resources, critical thinking, planning, and writing, you come down to a final product that’s called a research paper. This is not a simple extended essay. It’s a much more complex assignment that requires a lot of time and effort to complete. When students face this type of assignment, it’s only natural for them to feel anxious about completing it. The best way …

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As of today: Benchmark answer keys will have the correct answers bolded and italicized (in some browsers). The following changes have been made to USATestprep's “Assignments” tab: Group assignments won’t load until you click to expand. Pagination Ability to hide the filter If a filter is set, the Filter Assignments link is formatted. No more “Grades” button; now all buttons say “Results” Settings modal will show if a student has …

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Guest contributor, Erica Badino, is a writer on a quest to share her knowledge and experiences with students. Essay writing is something students either struggle with, or shrug off like it’s nothing. I was fortunate to have the writer genes needed to get me through these academic milestones, but for those who aren’t born to be writers, these can be a cause of serious stress. The stress doubles when the …

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Where can I find overall school usage data? On your home page, click on the “Account Information” link located just to the right of your avatar.  You can even compare the below usage stats to last school year's. You’ll have access to:

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Previously, a teacher could edit assignment settings here (multiple attempts, minimum score, retry missed items) at any time, even after students started completing the assignment.

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1) Click on the "Classes" tab. Then, click the "Create New Class" link.   2) Give your class a name. Then, select the test(s) that will be used by this class and click "Continue."   3) Now you can add students to your class. As you find the students you are looking for, you can add them by clicking the "+Add" link to the left of their names. Student names will appear …

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1) To change your account information, email preferences, or avatar, click "Edit Account." Click "Account Information" to view activation codes, usage data, renewal dates, and account contacts.   2) Click on "Webinars" to access a wealth of training and expert insights on using USATestprep. Both pre-recorded and live sessions are available.   3) To access standards-aligned resources by content area and grade level, mouse over the top navigation. Click on the content …

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Reading a history textbook is a lot like being at the end of a line of players in the old game, “telephone,” in which a message is passed along in whispers from one person to the next. By the time it gets to the end of the line, the message has often changed quite a bit, and is often shorter and less detailed than it was at first -- if …

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As the SAT/ACT season approaches, most students are trying to cram as much knowledge into their minds as possible. And, while teachers and parents know this is inefficient, they rarely have solid advice which can help students master these all-important college entrance exams. So, what should you tell your SAT and ACT bound students to help prepare them to garner better performance? What are the best ways to improve scores …

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Student Dot Rank Settings On any content area page, students can track their own progress and proficiency. Proficiency is displayed using Dot Rank, our system of green, orange, pink, and grey dots. Students have two options to calculate their Dot Rank scores -- best practice question set only or cumulative total of all test, benchmark, and practice questions. New easy toggle at the top of the page makes it easy …

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