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Setting a vision

This week, the PreK – 1 PLC group tackled rubric and prompt development for their performance assessments. We started off by sharing the ideas for opinion and info/explanatory writing that they had developed at the last meeting. 1,305 more words

Personal Goals

#TechTuesdays; Ted-Ed & Three Interpretations of Walt Whitman

Ted-Ed is an off-shoot of TED.com, which gathers (from its own conventions-of-sorts) talks from experts in their field that are often ground-breaking, inspiring, terrifying, eye-opening, etc. 1,442 more words


Something Old and Something New

Assessment has been the focus this week, which feels like a well traveled road for me in some respects. At the university, my major course is on reading assessment and I’ve taught this course since my second semester as a full time professor. 1,885 more words

2nd - 5th Grade

Circles and Squares

We started our performance assessment task day for Geometric Measure & Dimension with Circles and Squares, a Mathematics Assessment Project task.

Several students wondered about the ratios of the areas of the figures. 82 more words


Chasing Excellence: How Not To Confuse Efforts With Results!

When writing about “excellence” as a thought provoking exercise and discussion for the readers, participants and members of The Vertical, it made me think of my introduction to this very powerful word. 934 more words

Performance Assessment

How Do You Know When You’ve Done A Good Job?

–when my students are happy…

–when my students thank me…

While all of these are wonderful answers, read on to learn why these answers may not be the ones you are looking for in a candidate for your career management team. 773 more words

Career Education

The Honesty Gap; The Illusion of Measuring Proficiency

One of the great gifts of standardized testing was the premise of giving the same questions to many students would allow for a more reliable measure of student achievement. 1,108 more words