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The Innovative Educator: Inform Others of the Harm of Standardized Tests with This Flyer

The Innovative Educator: Inform Others of the Harm of Standardized Tests with This Flyer | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

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‘Talking pineapple’ question on standardized test baffles students

‘Talking pineapple’ question on standardized test baffles students | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A question about a “talking pineapple” on a standardized test given to eighth-grade students in New York has baffled not only students but adults who have seen it, too.

Ridiculous.

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Teacher: Dear students, I’m sorry about that test I made you take

Teacher: Dear students, I’m sorry about that test I made you take | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A teacher writes an apology to her eighth grade students for forcing them to take standardized tests that did not reflect what they had really learned. “I am mightily ashamed,” she writes.
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Pineapplegate Raises Fresh Questions about the Obama Administration's Expansion of Testing

Pineapplegate Raises Fresh Questions about the Obama Administration's Expansion of Testing | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.

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Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge?

Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.

"A new study suggests there is little, if any, difference in the reliability and accuracy of the computer approach."  WOW

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More States Retaining Struggling 3rd Graders

More States Retaining Struggling 3rd Graders | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
As increasing numbers of states move to end social promotion, some are also including interventions to help students learn to read.
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