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Metro students show continued growth in nearly every subject

Achievement gaps, overall growth all better than state averages

Building on strong momentum, Metro students continued to grow academically in 2013-14, placing the district in the “Achieve” category for overall growth in student achievement. 1,082 more words


Here’s how you can (still) game the new SAT (Con Academy)

Tricks are not only important but essential to achieving a top score on the SAT (see a few tips below). Tricks will continue to work on the revised exam, as the multiple-choice format is inherently vulnerable to strategies.

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Rachel Aviv: How NCLB Harmed Children, Teachers, and the Meaning of Education

If you have not read Rachel Aviv’s “Wrong Answer” in The New Yorker, drop everything and read it now.

Aviv tells the story of the Atlanta cheating scandal through the ideas of one man, one teacher, who cared deeply about his student. 120 more words


Standards Are Expectations of Learning

Many ed reformers who are not experienced educators don’t understand that The Common Core State Standards are cognitive goals and expectations of student learning or “growth”. 541 more words

My CBS Debute.

Today while on my college campus, I saw a CBS3 new van on broad street. There wasn’t anything interested going on at school, besides the newbies coming for orientation. 694 more words

NAISON: What the BATs Told Duncan and His Staff

Wow! This post will knock your socks off, unless you work for the U.S. Department of Education. The post was written by Mark NAISON, one of the co-founders of the BATs. 477 more words


Jon's loving father reblogged this on Exceptional Delaware and commented:

Arne Duncan needs to go. Immediately. If he had one more brain cell, it would be lonely. This quote, "what I want is for all students to be able to take advanced placement courses or be exposed to an IB (International Baccalaureat) curriculum" is enough to make me want to vomit in my mouth. How dare he indicate that special needs kids be subjected to his "rigorous" ideals. This has gone beyond the point of absurdity, and I sincerely hope every single teacher that stands for justice sees that he is gone. For those that support him, you are living in a world of delusion. You've drank the Kool-Aid, and become ensnared in this despicable web of lies and corruption.

The Multiple Choice Mind

What’s wrong with standardized tests?

Federal and state governments have been pushing for more multiple choice, fill-in-the-bubble tests in our public schools for decades. Districts, teachers and administrators are labeled as effective or ineffective based on how well their students score on these tests. 1,234 more words

Corporate Education "Reform"