Daily Archives: March 23, 2015

NY Post Investigates Missing Test Questions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I recently posted testing expert Fred Smith’s discovery that several test questions on New York’s Common Core exam had “disappeared.” Susan Edelman of the Néw York Post read Fred Smith’s article and went…

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These are not the tests we took as children.

Originally posted on lacetothetop:
These are not the tests we took as children. These are tests designed to produce massive failure rates and propel a harmful agenda.  Take a look at the two 3rd grade samples currently posted on engageNY:…

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March 23, 2015 – NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY – NATIONAL PUPPY DAY – NATIONAL MELBA TOAST DAY – NATIONAL NEAR MISS DAY

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Susan Jolley: Thank You, Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thank you, Susan Jolley, for sending this comment. I love this line from one of my favorite works of literature (yes, fiction, not informational text, which can teach us so much about the…

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Cartoons on Reading and Writing

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this monthly’s cartoon feature, I have collected ones that get at the overarching purpose of schools to produce children and youth who can read and write well. Some…

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March 22, 2015 – NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY – NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREPES DAY

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