ACT Nation?

In any discussion of assessment, both the SAT and the ACT bring with them the weight of their reputation, a reputation that the tests are unbiased, test for college readiness, and are good predictors of future achievement and reflect a student’s current knowledge.  None of these assumptions are true.  (For more information, please visit the… Continue reading ACT Nation?

Clearer, better, fewer: Common Core today

I first blogged about the Common Core standards back in October, when the movement was really picking up speed.  If you aren’t familiar with the movement, here is a brief synopsis as provided to me from the National Writing Project’s Site Leader’s Ning, which gives a very concise history of the movement: The process began… Continue reading Clearer, better, fewer: Common Core today

Why I am worried about the Common Core Standards

In case you haven’t heard, the Common Core standards in ELA and Math are up for public comment.  According to the website: The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a joint effort by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in partnership with… Continue reading Why I am worried about the Common Core Standards