Tuesday, April 29, 2014

4-29-14 The Answer Sheet

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Do school ‘reformers’ really believe in accountability? Let’s look at Florida.
Education policymakers today insist that teachers, principals and schools must be “held accountable.” You would assume, then, that they would take every opportunity to ensure that all students who are educated with public money take the all-important standardized  tests that are used as the chief accountability metric and that can determine how much educators are […]

The scary way Common Core test ‘cut scores’ are selected
You may have given no thought to the “cut scores” that are set for various tests, but they make all the difference in who passes and who fails. What exactly are cut scores?  The Educational Testing Service describes them this way: Cut scores are selected points on the score scale of a test. The points […]
4-28-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Louis C.K.: Common Core makes my kids cryI don’t think Louis C.K. means this tweet as a joke. My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core! — Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014 (If you don’t know who Louis C.K. is, I can’t help you. Google him.)1 by Valerie Strauss / 4minAll Week @ The Answer Sheet 4-26-14The Answer Sheet:All Wee