From Friday’s inbox…
- So How DO We Measure Learning in the Arts…
- Molding Opinion About Schools
- John Thompson Guest Post: Here’s What was Missing from the Wall Street Journal’s Column on Teacher Evaluation
- Colorado’s Questionable Use Of The Colorado Growth Model
- Elevator Speech on Harm of High Stakes Testing
- Which states screw the largest share of low income children? Another look at funding fairness
So How DO We Measure Learning in the Arts…
Posted: 26 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Nancy Flanagan investigates our ability to measure learning in the arts. “Isn’t there room for change, growth and diverse methodologies in curriculum and assessment?”
Molding Opinion About Schools
Posted: 26 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDTWalt Gardner writes about an ‘advertisement’ by Deborah Kenny, founder of Harlem Village Academies, which makes bold assertions about charter schools. Read Kenny’s Why Charter Schools Work.
John Thompson Guest Post: Here’s What was Missing from the Wall Street Journal’s Column on Teacher Evaluation
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDTJohn Thompson reacts to Tom Kane’s Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal. The Op Ed ran with another piece by Linda Darling-Hammond. Thompson’s critique includes information about Catherine Durso’s review of the LA Times Value-added scoring, a review funded by the Great Lakes Center. You can find a link to the original WSJ article here. Find John Thompson’s piece on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog.
Colorado’s Questionable Use Of The Colorado Growth Model
Posted: 24 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Matt Di Carlo takes on Colorado’s Growth Model and questions why it is held up as a standard for other states to emulate. “Don’t get me wrong – I would still say Colorado’s growth-heavy system is far preferable to its counterparts in most other states, and actual growth scores are still the driving force in the system. But the double standard is a little perplexing.”
Elevator Speech on Harm of High Stakes Testing
Posted: 22 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Judy Rabin shares Dov Rosenberg’s post from Facebook on high-stakes testing. It is worth a read!
Which states screw the largest share of low income children? Another look at funding fairness
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Bruce Baker looks at the cold data behind which states’ schools are the least fairly funded for the largest number of low-income students.