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The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study

The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Boy oh boy, yesterday was sure a "one-two" punch on teachers with the Gates report and the front page New York Times story on the Chetty, Friedman & Rockoff (CFR) study. Here are my choices for...
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#teacherevaluation 

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Education Week

Education Week | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
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Great to see some of the best bloggers challenging RTTT... #ctq

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Common Core test scores tell less about what children know than about how test makers decide to measure that knowledge

Common Core test scores tell less about what children know than about how test makers decide to measure that knowledge | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Scores on the new Common Core tests—just like those on earlier forms of assessment—reveal less about what children know than about the way test makers decide to measure that knowledge.
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"Words we use like "proficient" carry a lot of baggage"-Daniel Koretz

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Fascinating perspective...

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Shanahan on Literacy: The New Bane of Beginning Reading Instruction: Phony Rigor

Shanahan on Literacy: The New Bane of Beginning Reading Instruction: Phony Rigor | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
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Wisdom from Tim Shanahan....

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Literacy Experts Blast NCTQ Report

Literacy Experts Blast NCTQ Report | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Literacy experts who are members of the Reading Hall of Fame took issue with the report of the National Council on Teacher Quality, which recently lambasted the nation's schools of education. They ...
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Oldie but goodie worth reading and pondering

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Delay Urged on Actions Tied to Tests by Schools

Delay Urged on Actions Tied to Tests by Schools | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — a strong backer of the new academic guidelines — said more time was needed to make the standards work.
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More time....we have been saying that 

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Gaining traction....#superintendents

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Research that Counts (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out)

Research that Counts (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out) | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
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Insane...rely on teachers not  flawed  readability formulas 

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The mystery that is twelfth-grade NAEP | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The mystery that is twelfth-grade NAEP | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
One of the great unanswered questions in American education policy is why the major gains we’ve seen on the Nation’s Report Card in the fourth and eighth grades evaporate once students reach the twelfth grade. The 2013 results, released yesterday, demonstrated this phenomenon yet again.
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focusing on content literacy is critical...it builds hierarchical knowledge and vocabulary...ED Hirsch is right...

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Autonomy Must Precede Accountability

Autonomy Must Precede Accountability | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Nearly 2.5 years ago, I wrote directly about the essential flaw with the thirty-plus-years accountability movement in K-12 U.S. public education. That essential flaw is that accountability built on...
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"Teacher autonomy"...keep it in mind....critical to the profession...critical to students...critical, period. 

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Text Complexity and Close Reading: Best Practices for Adolescent Learners - YouTube

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Doug Fischer  webinar on close reading....#closereading

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The Opt-Out Update: The AFT finally pushes back, "Rigor" in Portland, WA State, Alabama and New York fight back

The Opt-Out Update: The AFT finally pushes back, "Rigor" in Portland, WA State, Alabama and New York fight back | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
It looks like teachers and the teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), have FINALLY smelled the coffee and decided to push back. The American Federation of Teachers, New York Sta...
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Oh my goodness....

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Are Researchers Who Helped Popularize VAM Having Second Thoughts?

Are Researchers Who Helped Popularize VAM Having Second Thoughts? | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Two-and-a-half years ago, economists Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Jonah Rockoff published an extremely influential and well-known study that popularized Value-Added Measurements as a teacher eval...
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Unbelievable ...no wait...predictable 

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Common Core [sic] Standards (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out)

Common Core [sic] Standards (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out) | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
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Edreform for HigherEd???

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6 reasons to reject Common Core K-3 standards — and 6 rules to guide policy

6 reasons to reject Common Core K-3 standards — and 6 rules to guide policy | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Why the standards for young children are developmentally inappropriate.
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More legit cautions here from some heavy hitters...

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A Missed Opportunity for Common Core - Education Next

A Missed Opportunity for Common Core - Education Next | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Common Core supporters should be showcasing lessons that represent a sharp break with the skills-driven, all-texts-are-created-equal approach that has come to dominate too many classrooms.
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Great post on #scripted #ccss lessons using "excerpts"vs whole texts

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Education in Two Worlds: The VA and VAM

Education in Two Worlds: The VA and VAM | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
What is the connection between the VA (Veteran Administration) and VAM (Value Added Measurement). Actually, there is a very close one.
The VA hit the news a couple weeks ago when a whistle blower went
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NCLB, RTTT, CCSS, VAM... alphabet soup of ed reform initiatives still spells CAUTION

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Frankenstein Fears His Monster: The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests

Frankenstein Fears His Monster: The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
“…the Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next two...
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Stunning...amazing  all those who are walking it back now #thereishope

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Professional Development: Whose Job Is It?

Professional Development: Whose Job Is It? | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Professional Development is not defined by what someone else provides for us.
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Peter Dewitt on the changing landscape of professional development..

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National principals group urges slowdown in Common Core implementation

National principals group urges slowdown in Common Core implementation | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
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principals  speak...

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Intellectual coherence and the Common Core | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Intellectual coherence and the Common Core | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
Just because some criticisms of Common Core standards are over the top and dripping with misinformation doesn’t make them all so. Plenty of valid concerns exist, and the estimable Peggy Noonan recently homed in on several of them.
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Thoughtful 

post on the promise and perils of the #CCSS

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MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer
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This is for all those who whine about kids playing video games... Welcome the the 21st century... #mindmapping #executivefunction

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Is Common Core facing death by a thousand cuts?

Is Common Core facing death by a thousand cuts? | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
New criticism is coming from different parts of the political spectrum.
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Valerie Strauss, Peggy Noonan, George Will, even  Louis CK....lots of people weighing  In on common core...

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School Districts Get Advice on 'Doing More With Less'

School Districts Get Advice on 'Doing More With Less' | Common Core Controversy | Scoop.it
To help school leaders facing long-term budget issues, the District Management Council has outlined steps that school districts can take to manage their funds more effectively.
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Check out the top 10 steps districts should take...good advice...

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