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HOW WELL ARE AMERICAN STUDENTS LEARNING?

The 2012 Brown Center Report on American Education: HOW WELL  ARE AMERICAN  STUDENTS  LEARNING? February 2012   Volume III, Number 1 by: TOM LOVELESS  Senior Fellow, The Brown Center on Education Policy Despite all the money and effort devoted to developing … Continue reading

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PARCC Model Content Frameworks

PARCC Draft Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics REVISIONS TO THE PARCC MODEL CONTENT FRAMEWORKS FOR MATHEMATICS AND ELA/LITERACY BASED ON PUBLIC FEEDBACK PARCC MODEL CONTENT FRAMEWORKS MATHEMATICS GRADES 3–11 October 2011 Share this:

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Guest Post: SBAC Math Specifications Don’t Add Up

Guest Post: SBAC Math Specifications Don’t Add Up W. Stephen Wilson  September 19, 2011   The Thomas B. Fordham Institute Flypaper The conceptualization of mathematical understanding on which SBAC will base its assessments is deeply flawed. Mathematical Practices, or what was … Continue reading

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Schools’ state test results show gains in math, science

Schools’ state test results show gains in math, science Lornet Turnbull    Seattle Times staff reporter  August 30, 2011 In making the announcements Tuesday, Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction, said year-over-year gains suggest that new learning standards have been … Continue reading

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MSP math scores at grades 3,4,5 : Seattle vs. CPSD

MSP math scores at grades 3,4,5 : Seattle vs. CPSD In the fall of 2007…. Seattle adopted Everyday math In the fall of 2009…. After years of frustration with Terc/Investigations Clover Park adopted State Recommended “Math Connections” for grades 1 … Continue reading

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Assessment Consortium Releases Math Content Specifications

Assessment Consortium Releases Math Content Specifications Catherine Gewertz on August 30, 2011  Education Week SMARTER Balanced’s math content specifications rest on four statements that describe the end goals of the assessment system. For each of those claims, the consortium specifies … Continue reading

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Test Consortium Delays Release of Math-Content Specifications

Test Consortium Delays Release of Math-Content Specifications Catherine Gewertz on August 25, 2011  Education Week Share this:

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The Common Core State Standards— Education Reform and Us

The Common Core State Standards— Education Reform and Us Solomon Garfunkel  JUNE/JULY 2011      NOTICES OF THE AMS We will be living with this version of the standards for at least the next ten years, and it will determine what and … Continue reading

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Race to the Top Assessments and Assessment Consortium Information and News

Viator, Heffner to Lead ETS’s Common Assessment Work Apr. 20, 2011 Marketwire Seven Reasons Why the Assessment Consortia Will Matter More than Race to the Top Bill Tucker 07/01/2010 Educationnext Race to the Top Assessment: Only Three Consortia Apply Catherine … Continue reading

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Reports on Assessment

What Do the NAEP Math Tests Really Measure? By David Klein Notices of the AMS January 2011 Formative Assessment and Next-Generation Assessment Systems: Are We Losing an Opportunity? Margaret Heritage National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing … Continue reading

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Articles about assessments

Unanswered questions about standardized tests Valerie Strauss 04/26/2011 The Washington Post The myths of standardized testing Valerie Strauss 04/15/2011 The Washington Post Guest Commentary: Everything they didn’t tell you about CSAP Angela Engel 03/25/2011 The Denver Post Chinese students’ high … Continue reading

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