I have the privilege and honor of hosting, along with Paul Oh (or @poh), this coming Monday’s #engchat (9/27/2010 at 7 pm EST). Our topic is: How will the Common Core ELA standards impact your practice? I thought it might be useful prior to our chat that I blog a little something for those who… Continue reading Common Core and #engchat
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?
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
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