2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki
What Teachers Can Learn from the New PARCC and Smarter Balanced Sample Assessment Items
CCSSO hosted a webinar with 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki on the recently released Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced sample assessment items in English language arts.
Using the Common Core State Standards assessments to inform instruction won’t be so difficult because the exams match what English teachers already do — teach text analysis, said 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki.
Mieliwocki, a middle school English teacher, admits having concerns about students’ readiness for writing argumentatively, but gives high marks to the assessment samples recently released by the two consortia that are developing them to test what students are already taught.