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Posts made in June 25th, 2013

Releasing PARCC Aligned Curriculum & Assessment Planners

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 | 2 comments

Releasing PARCC Aligned Curriculum & Assessment Planners

  Note to Readers 09.22.14 PARCC recently updated the Assessment Blueprints, the foundation for the Dr. Dea’s Curriculum & Assessment Planners. Dr. Dea is in the process of updating the planners and will provide coupons to those who have purchased planners in the past to ensure everyone has the most accurate framework for Common Core assessment. Note to Readers 11.05.13 Since this post was first written, the PARCC Aligned ELA Common Core Curriculum & Assessment Planners have...

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

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 | 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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