So let’s say you get a job with/for Pearson, the mega-testing outfit, to create a standardized reading test for eighth graders in New Mexico. Sorry, I know you’d rather have another job, even hypothetically, but it’s a tough market out there, fantasy world included. At least I’m not making you tackle the Math, too. So,… Read More Brainstorming The Next Standardized Reading Test: A Guide, Part I
Interesting list of standardized testing “violations” uncovered in Prince William County, Virginia found “inappropriate help” via tried-and-true silly methods, like: A teacher at Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary admitted to shaking her head at a colleague when a student gave the wrong response, and exclaiming, “You go [student’s name]!” when a child chose the correct answer. Okay, that… Read More What Was Once Teaching is Now Only a Violation
Fortunately for everyone involved, especially me, the New Mexico PED announcement of school grades (replacing the, I’m guessing, deservedly vilified AYP reports of NLCB ghosts past) was made while I was cycling around Northern Europe. I can report that I did not miss them. Since returning, I have had a chance to not only take… Read More Old News: The New School Grades Are Here!
Howdy: Long story, including attempts to write a decent long story or two, but I’ve decided to come back “home” here. While I ponder what the heck to write about, I’ll just leave you, for now, a journal of my just-completed bicycle tour around a bit of Europe. That should hold you for a… Read More Hi Honey, I’m Back…