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Beyond education: How the economy is influencing school standardized testing - Patriot-News

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Beyond education: How the economy is influencing school standardized testing Patriot-News And while the scores from the first year of Keystone testing may leave something to be desired, at the TeamPa Foundation, Ryan Unger describes it as a...

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Domenic Cervone's comment, March 5, 2014 1:08 PM
1.) As of 2009 there were many kids in PA that were on there way to college that were said to be unprepared. They weren't taught what they were needed to learn in high-school. Now, because of this PA made it a requirement for students going to college to first pass a test to show that they're prepared.
Domenic Cervone's comment, March 5, 2014 1:17 PM
2.) " Of the thousands of PA High-school students who will apply to college this summer somewhere between a quarter and a third will not graduate."(Malawskey) This is due to students not being able to keep up with college work because of how unprepared their high-school has made them. Some people blame our ability to not keep up with work on technology. Whoevers fault it is it doesn't matter anymore, because now the keystones are designed to show if students are ready for the next level of education or not.
Domenic Cervone's comment, March 5, 2014 1:30 PM
3.) The keystones make teachers teach a specific curriculum so they can make sure that their student is as best prepared for the exam as possible. So keystones in a way reflect the teachers, which make them teach more efficiently. Also, the keystones are as much for the economy as it's for education. Experts are saying that are science scores have went up from 2011 to 2012 so are hopefully expecting a sign of improvement in the future because of this.
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Common Core Writing 1: Thesis Statements

This is an instructional video on thesis statements for middle and high school students. Its content is based on the Common Core Standards and intended for u...
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Google Docs: Writing in the Classroom

Using Google Docs as a Writing Collaboration and Revision tool in the high school classroom...

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Writing and CCSS: only 11 percent of high school seniors reach the “proficient” level in writing

Writing and CCSS: only 11 percent of high school seniors reach the “proficient” level in writing | Writing in high school | Scoop.it
A lack on interest might be at least partially contributing to current low writing proficiency among American students. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities' report, "Liberal Education Outcomes," only 11 percent of high school seniors reach the “proficient” level in writing.

 

Writing is a pivotal skill, as it remains one of the primary forms of communication, stressed Jacob Lewis, CEO of the young adult writing community Figment, in a recent Business Insider article. The annual cost to re-train American employees to write well is $3.1 billion.

 

Many students may not see this need for writing well when they are only trying to write for their teacher. Lewis wrote that students need to have a bigger audience for writing’s importance to be impressed upon them.


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Keystone officials support new standards, but not testing - Chronicle-Telegram

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Chronicle-Telegram Keystone officials support new standards, but not testing Chronicle-Telegram LAGRANGE — Keystone Schools Curriculum Director David Kish said district employees are prepared for new state-mandated tests, but that doesn't mean...

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Domenic Cervone's comment, March 6, 2014 1:21 PM
4.) These Keystone tests are like assessments for students to examine their readiness for college. "The group, a consortium of 18 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Vigin Islands received a $186 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education to develop the assessments, according to PARCC's website."(Kish) Keystone officials support the new standards of testing and believe it will be very successful in the future.
Domenic Cervone's comment, March 6, 2014 1:24 PM
5.) "Spokesman for the Ohio Department of Education, said that testing is necessary to deterime the strengths and weaknesses of each student."(Charlton) Ohio had an abundant amount of individuals that could not read over a proficient level in third grade. Now these specific individuals have to take remedial courses in the college they're attending.
Domenic Cervone's comment, March 6, 2014 1:28 PM
6.) They now want to start testing kids in kindergarten so they can grade where that specific kid is compared to the others. There is an immense pressure for the next generation of students keystone scores to be better than last years scores. With this one of the keystone officials David Kish said "test scores will likely drop because of the pressure put on the students."(Kish)
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Writing in high school: Creating Audience

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While providing students with an authentic audience for all of their writing is something with which I still struggle, I have been broadening my approaches to allowing students to share work with o...

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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

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For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own bl

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General High School Writing Expectations

This video covers writing expectations generally required of high school students.
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