Posts Tagged: Testing

SHSAT and Testing Stories

One day, I’d like to do a study on the impact of high stakes testing on families. There is a lot of research and opinion on the impact of testing on students and teachers, but very little (if any) on

SHSAT and Testing Stories

One day, I’d like to do a study on the impact of high stakes testing on families. There is a lot of research and opinion on the impact of testing on students and teachers, but very little (if any) on

Lt. Columbo: A Layperson’s Guide in Effective Teaching

The Ultimate Columbo Site has a complete episode guide in addition to trivia about the the Columbo series. In each episode, Columbo demonstrates the qualities of sound teaching (that is as it should be, not as it is made to

Lt. Columbo: A Layperson’s Guide in Effective Teaching

The Ultimate Columbo Site has a complete episode guide in addition to trivia about the the Columbo series. In each episode, Columbo demonstrates the qualities of sound teaching (that is as it should be, not as it is made to

Singa-Score

When I think about Singapore, I think of the curious accents of its citizens (speaking Cantonese and English). I think of school children in white button-down short sleeve shirts with starched collars because it is perpetually summer. But I can

Singa-Score

When I think about Singapore, I think of the curious accents of its citizens (speaking Cantonese and English). I think of school children in white button-down short sleeve shirts with starched collars because it is perpetually summer. But I can

From Marks to Moolah

Whenever I see an article about “pay for grades”( like the piece in the ASCD’s March 2009 newsletter) or “merit pay” like in the (Commentary in the March 11, 2009 issue of Education Week) I am reminded of a story

From Marks to Moolah

Whenever I see an article about “pay for grades”( like the piece in the ASCD’s March 2009 newsletter) or “merit pay” like in the (Commentary in the March 11, 2009 issue of Education Week) I am reminded of a story

Tales of the 2nd Grade Nothing

We should be able to look every second grader in the eye and say, ‘You’re on track, you’re going to be able to go to a good college, or you’re not,’ Right now, in too many states, quite frankly, we

Tales of the 2nd Grade Nothing

We should be able to look every second grader in the eye and say, ‘You’re on track, you’re going to be able to go to a good college, or you’re not,’ Right now, in too many states, quite frankly, we