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When You're at the Top, Reform !!

Over the last 5-6 years we’ve been hearing lots about the education system of Finland, because it’s been the standout country, as the only one outside the Far East to consistently rank in the top 5 of country performances for students taking the PISA examinations worldwide. 177 more words


Inconsistency in Evaluation Practices

I’ve been having some great conversations with teachers in my school about final evaluations in high school courses (i.e. exams and final culminating tasks). I see a desperate need for the discussion, so I’m hoping this might be a place for some of it. 510 more words


Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F' : NPR Ed : NPR

Another description of the latest research demonstrating what we’ve known since about the 1970s, via Student Course Evaluations Get An ‘F’ : NPR Ed : NPR.


Standard 8: Present professional practice for the review of colleagues

The last two years have taught me a great deal about how to be a better teacher, and stronger leader.

Some of the classes that had the most impact on me were those that I could take and use directly in my classroom. 787 more words


Opting Out

The New York Times is on a mission to ensure the “opt-out movement” gets as much press as needed. My opinion is probably a little uninformed and half-baked, but that’s never stopped me before. 258 more words


PHPs and the meaning of "assessment"

I was reading Michael Langan’s post on the conflict of interest that PHPs maintain in coercively referring to their “preferred centers.” Michael however makes an error in stating that PHPs do not conduct (diagnostic) evaluations or provide treatment. 1,451 more words