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Personalized
Learning
Mark W. Olofson, John M. Downes, Carmen
Petrick Smith, Life LeGeros, and Penny A.
Bishop (2018). RMLE Online: Research in
Middle Level Education. Read the full report
here: bit.ly/2WtKkeI

Personalized Learning" says, the district made
profound changes to district, school, and outof-school policies and practices to support every
K-8 learner's strengths and needs.
Betsy McCarthy and Karen Schauer (2017).
WestEd. Read the full report here: bit.ly/2ETsUNL

Program Evaluation

"Personalized Learning and the Digital
Privatization of Curriculum and Teaching"
examines the promise and limitations of personalized learning by reviewing its history,
identifying its key assumptions, and assessing
the roles and possible impacts of digital deployments to help policymakers craft guidelines for
initiatives and help educators evaluate products.
Faith Boninger, Alex Molnar, and
Christopher M. Saldaña (2019). University
of Colorado Boulder, National Education
Policy Center. Read the full report here:
bit.ly/2WI7KMn

"Observations and Guidance on
Implementing Personalized Learning" says
that although personalized learning focuses
on supporting the learning needs of each
student flexibly, no program looks as different from a traditional school as theory might
predict. However, students have experienced
positive achievement effects and closed gaps
relative to national norms.
RAND Corp., funded by the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation (2017). Read the full report
here: bit.ly/2KmmgD8
Underserved Students

How can school officials know that they're investing in a personalized learning plan that truly
departs from the norm and isn't just an overhyped
version of what they're doing now? An online
summit and "Pathways to Personalized Learning:
Online Summit Takeaways" discuss what questions
district leaders and educators need to know.
Michelle R. Davis and Michele Eaton (2018).
Education Week. Read the full report here:
bit.ly/2IhdHXp
Program Implementation

Although the transition toward personalized
learning has been documented in numerous
case studies and narratives, the field lacks a
broad-based understanding of how it is emerging in classrooms across the United States.
"A National Landscape Scan of Personalized
Learning in K-12 Education in the United
States" summarizes what teacher and student
surveys reveal about how personalized learning
is-and isn't-taking hold.
Betheny Gross, Sivan Tuchman, and Susan
Patrick (2018). International Association for
K-12 Online Learning. Read the full report
here: bit.ly/2WlQkpu
In 2012, the 3,900-student Galt (California)
Joint Union Elementary School District was
awarded a $10 million federal Race to the
Top-District (RTT-D) grant to implement
personalized learning for students and educators through the districtwide "Bright Future"
initiative. In only three years, "Journey to
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English-language learners (ELs) underperform
in reading compared to other students, and
"Efficacy of a Blended Learning Approach to
Elementary School Reading Instruction for
Students Who Are English Learners" says a personalized, adaptive blended learning approach
can support reading development in ELs and
non-ELs simultaneously. Studying hundreds of
students, the approach produced notable reductions of those at risk for reading failure.
Elizabeth R. Kazakoff, Paul Macaruso, and
Pam Hook (2018). Educational Technology
Research and Development. Read the full
report here: bit.ly/2XpteL6
Amid growing concerns that personalized
learning may not meet the needs of students
from historically underserved groups, "Equity
and Personalized Learning: A Research Review"
looks at the existing literature on how to deliver
personalized learning with equity. Focusing on
five groups of historically underserved students,
the report illuminates common barriers to successful implementation, educational practices
that improve student achievement, and policies
that may improve personalized learning.
Rashawn Ray, Lynne Sacks, and Janet
S. Twyman (2017). Council of Chief State
School Officers. Read the full report here:
bit.ly/2WeBjkm
Linda Fitch is a librarian with Education Northwest,
a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming
teaching and learning located in Portland, Oregon.
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From the Editor
Snapshots
5 Things
Getting to Why
A Brighter Future for Personalized Learning
Models of Voice and Choice
When Rural Gets Personal
Research Roundup: The Personal Touch
New Sensation
The Language of Learning
Giving Back, Together
In the Spotlight
Practitioner’s Corner
Early Career
Raising the Bar
The Reflective Principal
Speaking Out
Parents & Schools
NAESP Partners & Advertiser Index
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