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"Sorry I cannot write more" - A Smarter Balanced Tale

The Common Core transition reached me on a more personal level this week when my 11-year old son came home and asked, “Dad, do you know anyone who made the Smarter Balanced test?” When I replied that I do not, he said, “That’s good. 592 more words

Education Reform

Statisticians: Value Limited for Value Added

Teacher evaluation has been a frequent topic in this space: Accomplished California Teachers (ACT) first coalesced as a teacher leadership group in large part to produce a… 1,129 more words

Teaching And Learning

On Cheating, Blame, and Accountability

I must confess that I do check my blog stats once or twice a day. I’m not driven by pursuit of big numbers, though of course I’m pleased when a post is widely shared and read. 1,128 more words

Education Reform

Does California's New Testing Law Help or Hurt?

About a week ago, the San Francisco Chronicle published a guest editorial by George Miller – Congressman, NCLB architect, and a “hero” to Democrats for Education Reform – and Russlyn Ali, former Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights. 1,213 more words

Education Reform

Teaching to the Wrong Tests

California students are thankfully done with the old Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, and for better or worse, are moving on to the Common Core aligned Smarter Balanced assessments. 1,533 more words

Education Reform

Writing Unit Plan

Hello PLC members. How are you? I would love to receive some feedback on my writing unit for the summer or fall on freedom. Thank you, and have a great day. Writing Project_Freedom Month

Assessment And Testing

Tracking Objectives

Here’s a cool way to track student data tracking students think they achieved the lesson objectives.

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