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Black Studies Majors and Standardized Tests

In a previous post, I commented on the race hoax that took place on my campus about 18 months ago. I griped over how a handful of black studies majors could shriek and howl, and be granted personal meetings with the university president. 273 more words


I know my new years resolution a few years back was to note say the word ‘hate’ but:


I really do. Just when I thought I had internalized all variations and possibilities of scope shifts, term changes and gaps in reasoning from the last 60 practice tests that have been released, the new test throws me 15 more to chase after like a dog. 8 more words

VAM is not behaviorist.

I generally agree with Dianne Ravitch on most education policy issues. I have consistently pointed out that value added measures (VAM) of teaching are statistically invalid and I have often cited her blog posts on this issue. 213 more words


State calls Common Core test data valid even with all of the students who opted out

With the latest round of state standardized test scores showing marginal improvements in reading and math, some local educators have been quick to blame the lackluster results on the high number of students who opted out from taking the test. 23 more words

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My Public Comment at the IEP Task Force Meeting and What I Gave The Task Force #netde #eduDE @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de

During public comment at the IEP Task Force meeting, I read the below statement.  It was emotional, I admit, but it had to be.  I didn’t want it to be, but it was.  2,261 more words

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