More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Learn more about the Common Core assessment samples released earlier this week.
PARCC presents and discusses three innovative ELA item types:
Evidence-based selected response (EBSR) – A traditional selected-response item will be followed by an item that asks students to show the text evidence that led them to the answer in the first item. Technology-enhanced constructed response (TECR) – These items will measure students’ understanding of texts using technologies such as drag and drop, cut and paste, highlighting, and arranging items to show relationships. Range of prose constructed response (PCR) – These items will be essays that measure students’ understanding of texts through written expression. Language conventions will also be measured. Each annual performance-based assessment will contain FOUR of these items.
PARCC presents and discusses the following innovations in item formats and assessment design:
Items may include simulations that call for improving a model, responding to game-like environments, or constructing diagrams or other visual models. Items will avoid the limitations of traditional multiple-choice items with formats such as drag and drop, selected response with multiple correct answers, and multi-step tasks. Items will capture more complex student responses with the use of drawing tools and other technology. Items will demonstrate rigor through multi-step tasks. Items may include tasks that require written explanations of mathematical reasoning.
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A PLN is personal. It's what engages you in purposeful learning and leads you to continue to strive to be a better, smarter, and daring educator. So, I'm not going to list any people, just the initial steps I used to build my PLN. Hopefully, this help someone start their PLN.
Understand in a clear, direct way, the importance of formative and summative Common Core assessments.
What’s the difference between a doctor’s appointment and an autopsy?
An autopsy, while helpful in some cases to determine what happened, is often too late to be truly useful in improving one’s health, or condition. What’s done is done—here’s what happened, don’t do it next time.
A check up on the other hand is a look at what’s happening as you go. It gives you time to see how you’re doing, and look at what you need to change—maybe drink less soda, or cut back on the sweets.
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I frequently add to a running book order list I keep on Follett’s Titlewave. Today as I was checking into a title that Pamela Hill recommended on her awesome blog, I discovered a new (at least to me) feature Follett has added.
Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.
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Most of the posters in this collection, like the one here, are promoting school libraries. Today, school libraries are under threat. Here in Washington, the city recently eliminated funding for school librarian positions in D.C.
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