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Posts made in June 25th, 2013

Releasing PARCC Aligned Curriculum & Assessment Planners

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Curriculum, Fifth Grade CCSS, Fourth Grade CCSS, Grade Level CCSS, Reading Standards, Third Grade CCSS, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Releasing PARCC Aligned Curriculum & Assessment Planners

  Note to Readers 11.05.13 Since this post was first written, the PARCC Aligned ELA Common Core Curriculum & Assessment Planners have been updated to include audio files and drop-down toolboxes for user friendliness. They have also grown to include additional space for entering instructional objectives and teaching notes as well as including pop-up boxes that display the grade-level standards as teacher work to build their plans. I have been working with due diligence to help teachers...

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Evidence Centered Design & the Common Core: A Fairer Way to Assess

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Assessment, Common Core State Standards, Curriculum, Literacy, Pedagogy, Reading Standards | 0 comments

Evidence Centered Design & the Common Core: A Fairer Way to Assess

As a classroom teacher for nearly 20 years, one who was fluent with and adherent to our state standards, many ask me why I have so easily shifted from the known and comfortable to the unknown and even tentative space the Common Core seems to relocate education. My answer may not be calming to some, but for me it is true. I found the other space tentative. As a high school teacher, I could teach to our state standards, but the eventual assessment, the generic though highly reliable and valid...

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