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Standardized testing isn’t supported by research | Opinion |

Standardized testing isn’t supported by research | Opinion | | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Advocates for the Common Core and the Smarter Balanced educational initiatives are right to be concerned that the parent opt-out movement could influence the policies’ chances for success.

Via Becky Roehrs, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, June 21, 2015 3:06 PM

Wow, interesting opinion piece..the comments are flying in, too...

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How Grades Change Conversations About Assessment & Achievement

How Grades Change Conversations About Assessment & Achievement | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
I began teaching in 1991 believing myself to be a very progressive grades-based teacher with exquisitely designed marking keys designed to quantitatively assess realms such as punctuation, spelling...

 

Great read!


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Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions

Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators' instructional practices.  Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential quetion as:  

A meaning of “essential” involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature. They are perpetually arguable – What is justice?  Is art a matter of taste or principles? How far should we tamper with our own biology and chemistry?  Is science compatible with religion? Is an author’s view privileged in determining the meaning of a text? We may arrive at or be helped to grasp understandings for these questions, but we soon learn that answers to them are invariably provisional..."


Via Beth Dichter, Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, September 29, 2013 7:00 PM

So true... I cringe when I am in classrooms with the packaged program "essential question" of the week on the board...and very often those "essential questions" lack cognitive clarity for the students

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 8, 2014 1:33 PM

A great summary of why questioning still matters.  We've been talking about metacognition a lot this year in the library.  Learning how to develop questions is a large part of learning how you learn and think.

Stacey Jackowski's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:20 PM

This quote is so true.  Learning how to ask essential questions is a skill that we can carry with us for the rest of our lives and facilitates a lifetime of learning.