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Test Scores AND Authentic Learning

A group for the people who think that lifelong learning and student choice are not in direct opposition to paying attention to standardized test scores.

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2011

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Teaching to uniqueness

Started by Gene Rampenthal Feb 8, 2010. 0 Replies

I am interested in exploring how we as unique teachers engage unique learners in unique situations to address the goals imposed on us by high stakes testing.  How have you done it?  How do you plan…Continue

Tags: test, goals, stakes, high, teaching

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Comment by Gene Rampenthal on March 9, 2010 at 12:52pm
Great article about Diane Ravitch's new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. A great quote from her: “You can’t have a full and rich education by teaching only basic skills.” Find the article here: http://tinyurl.com/y8hj28c .
Comment by Suzanne Rogers on November 15, 2009 at 11:41pm
I do believe that education is for a lifetime. I also know that we are tested throughout our lives. Getting our students used to the idea is not a problem with me. Our students will be judged by test scores. It is wise to get them used to the testing procedure and objectives of each test. To not do so is to put them in educational peril
Comment by Colin Matheson on November 5, 2009 at 12:42pm
My blog post on this issue http://cytochromec.net/blog/
 

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Teresa Conley commented on Thomas Whitby's blog post Eliminate Tech from the Education Discussion
"Interesting Tom. I agree. Computers, smart phones, tablets, notebooks, and the like should be used the same way that we used pens, paper, rulers, protractors,  encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Kids are growing up knowing technology so we should…"
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Getting the same technology for students in specialized classrooms as the gen. ed. classrooms

Hello everyone! I have been in Special Education for more than 34 years.I am currently a retiree who has returned to the classroom and am teaching a high school Autism class. In all my time I have seen many things change, both as a teacher and as an administrator. But the one thing that hasn't changed is equal access to technology and other materials that are given to the general education classrooms. When it comes to deciding what to spend the budget on, we may start out with a "wishlist" but…See More
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Special Education

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Equity between schools in the same district

An interesting theme came up while I was interviewing a principal friend of mine. She was discussing how she has begun to feel defeated because  of the new requirement our state has that all students will take the state assessments on line. She was saying that this will simply murder their school performance. Her student population is close to being 100% poverty, there is no parental support at all at home, and they only get computer time in school  a couple times a week due to too few…See More
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Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
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Narelle Nadia Kliendanze commented on Jenny Gilbert's group Australian Educators
"Hi everyone, my name is Narelle Kliendanze.  I come from the North Coast of New South Wales and have been teaching in Inverell, north-west NSW for the past 13 years. My position is that of Visual Arts/Photography teacher at a Secondary…"
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