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The Deciding Factor

Yesterday afternoon, as I sat in the eerily quiet testing center, I felt confident. The amount of questions I answered using the knowledge I have gained, rather than the hope that my guess will be correct, increased. 505 more words

Anonymous Common Core flyer upsets East Aurora School Board

A flyer left on cars in the parking lot during a school concert has the East Aurora School Board all in a collective tizzy.

A flyer that was left on vehicles during a school concert earlier this week left some members of the East Aurora School Board concerned over about what they called misinformation being given to residents in the district… 71 more words

Common Core

Measuring my ego through my test scores (the unseen pain of low test scores for my teachers)

My personal interaction with test scores comes in so many different levels.

First, as an individual and as a student, I have always remembered high test scores as my goal in life. 1,017 more words


Federally funded Common Core PARCC test going prime time in six states - The Washington Post

PARCC is the test created by the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of two federally funded multi-state consortia created to design new Common Core assessments in math and English. 47 more words

Common Core

The Most Racist Question (EVER?) on the Texas STAAR Test

Regular readers will remember my very long and question-by-question critique of the 2013 Social Studies STAAR Test. You can find the full version here and a… 477 more words

Thoughts & Perspectives

A House Built on a Foundation of Sand: Mathematics in Modern Secondary Education

Not long after being dropped from OCS I strayed into the realm of private tutoring to make a quick buck. My degree was in Economics with minors in math and chinese, so I was able to pick up work and students fairly easily. 1,316 more words


Chicago Public School Parents Oppose New Test

The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, plans to administer a very unpopular 10-hour standardized test, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, PARCC, next spring in the midst of strong dissent from both parents and educators. 105 more words

Anti-test Movement