Monday, October 17, 2016
7 states to try out new assessments with ESSA
A pilot program under the Every Student Succeeds Act could overhaul how states assess student achievement. The law allows for seven states to replace state exams with local tests in order to experiment with new ways of measuring how students learn.Education Week (tiered subscription model)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
This article gives teachers some ideas about how to answer parent questions regarding the discrepancy between state assessments and classroom grades. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief
Answering parent questions about testing
High-school English teacher Nancy Barile, who also teaches teachers, asks
students in the teaching program to answer this difficult parent question: "How can my child get all A's in your class and still score low on the state test?" In this blog post, she shares tips to help guide the answer.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Here are some great articles on setting goals with students and making the assessment of those goals work for you as a teacher. Please note the course offred at the bottom of the page. I highly recommend it. It starts on September 23. Courtesy of Choice Literacy.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Here is a article on the PARCC data. Take a look and see what yu think. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.
States begin releasing PARCC exam data
Some states, including Maryland, Colorado, New Mexico and New Jersey, have released PARCC exam data. Overall, seven states and the District of Columbia administered the exams, and Rhode Island is expected to release scores this week.The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (8/24)