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Are EL Assessment Fair and Reliable?

Most teachers would say that EL assessments are not reliable.  Find more information here in “Fair And Square Assessments for ELLs” at http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb16/vol73/num05/Fair-And-Square-Assessments-for-ELLs.aspx

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Core, Decision and the new GCSE

Well January went by in a flash, and as we enter February 2016 seems rather light on posts so far. It’s always the way at the start of the new year, mock exams create piles of marking and it’s all coming at such break neck speed it’s hard to find time to write anything. 229 more words


Mistakes...are you learning from them?

“I’ve missed more than nine thousand shots in my career. I’ve lot almost three hundred games.  Twenty-six time I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.   483 more words


It’s really easy to lose appreciation for the things around you, we’re all guilty of it. I took this gratitude assessment quiz from a book i’m reading (The Compound Effect) that I decided to share.  305 more words

Illuminator Spotlight: John LaPlante

Meet John LaPlante. He the Executive Director of ACCESS, one of sixteen Information Technology Centers (ITCs) in the state of Ohio. Less than a year into implementing Illuminate, John has made significant strides in his work with districts. 732 more words

Data Driven

Common Interpersonal Assessment

It’s common assessment time in my district, which means I get to see one of my favorite things as I walk down the hallway… a teacher with iPad in hand, filming students having a conversation in another language! 470 more words

Devitt, "Generalizing about Genre: New Conceptions of an Old Concept"

Devitt, Amy. Generalizing about Genre: New Conceptions of an Old Concept.” CCC 44.4 (Dec. 1993): 573-586. (14 pages)

Amy Devitt outlines a new theory of genre that, as she describes at the onset, is meant to provide a more unified understanding of both genre and theories of writing that would run against the “dichotomies that threaten to undermine our holistic understanding of writing” (573). 501 more words