Tag: testing

May 14

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s resources curated from all the blogs I read and the amazing people I follow in Twitter! Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The …

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Apr 28

SBAC Triples Time Testing

Sometimes tripling something can be good. Maybe not all that good for you, but good. Other times tripling something isn’t all that good for you and isn’t good any way you slice it. Sometimes it only benefits those in power. That tends to be the case with the form of assessment known as standardized testing. …

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Mar 26

Do Not Tie Test Scores to Teacher Evaluation

Here’s a copy of a letter I just wrote and emailed to my legislators regarding their upcoming vote on ESSB 5748, which would tie our student’s standardized test scores to our teacher evaluation. We can hold students accountable and track and report their learning without standardized testing. We can graduate students from high school without …

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Jul 21

The Inaccuracy of Tests

I’m taking an online course, Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading, from the Marzano Research Laboratory, and it’s reinforcing what I’ve believed about how subjective it is to grade and score kids on their learning. As teachers we strive to assess our students’learning as accurately as possible. The truth is that an A in my class …

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Dec 26

Testing or Arts?

I saw this video again and thought I’d post it. We need to see this often, at least until the test craze ends. Sir Ken Robinson’s Changing Education Paradigm animated by RSA (It’s only about 11 mins).

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