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Testing for Failure pt.2

continued from yesterday…

Test taking in general is fraught with an unbelievable set of variables.  In no particular order, a student’s test score can be influenced by poor weather conditions, a lack of sleep the night before because they were up playing video games or texting with a friend, they didn’t eat breakfast, they are apathetic about school, they see no immediate application of the test results, they are pissed at me for whatever reason, or (and this is a VERY popular one among younger students) they dislike me and think that failing the test will fail me.   1,044 more words

Testing for Failure pt.1

I gave a test last week on the sixth full day of school.  Ninety-five percent of my students failed.  Two days prior, I had given another test to a different group of students.   1,071 more words

New Law Gives Budget Flexibility For Flood Repairs

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill that gives Colorado counties impacted by last year’s floods more budgeting flexibility to repair roads and bridges. 171 more words


Disaster Repair Measure Approved In Colorado Senate

DENVER (AP) – Colorado counties are closer to getting more flexibility to repair roads and bridges after a disaster.

The state Senate gave unanimous preliminary approval for a bill to give counties new power to spend on road and bridge repairs when there has been an officially declared emergency. 204 more words



I have gone to two meetings in Austin over the past two weeks. On January 15th I was at the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Advisory Council meeting. 1,389 more words


Managed Care in Texas. Cautions From Kansas

In an earlier post I discussed how Kansas is rolling out managed care (called KanCare) for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). For that post, see here: … 457 more words


Managed Care in Texas, Another State's Perspective

With the passage of Senate Bill 7 in the last legislative session, support and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is moving over to managed care. 279 more words