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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 01.02.15 Dr. Dea’s Curriculum and Assessment Planners first published in 2013 as PDF forms have been updated with PARCC’s fall 2014 changes to the assessment blueprint and grade-level tasks. The update has been published as an interactive Word template complete with drop-down boxes and self-populating cells to customize task design. The updated Performance Task Planners are available at each grade level, 3-11. Click the link to preview a sample. For more...

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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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