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There doesn’t need to be a chasm between deeper learning and critical pedagogy. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities for common ground.
Edwin O. Smith High School in Connecticut is working with CCE to create new performance assessment methods using cross-curricular standards that are authentic and creative.
Practice in reflection helps students develop self-awareness. It also sends a message: yes we are giving you grades, but you should also understand yourself as a learner.
Question 2 was voted down by a wide margin on November 8th, but now is not the time to become complacent. Moving forward, we need to work harder than ever to ensure that our public schools are equity-minded spaces for all children.
What role do a spoon, rubber band, and marshmallow play in mathematics class? In this video these New Hampshire students use performance assessment to explore geometry and angles.
Through more than 20 years of No Child Left Behind, we have lived with a uniform definition of accountability, that of a standardized test used to make determinations of student learning and school and district progress. It is time to question some of the assumptions underlying this practice.
New federal initiatives mark a clear shift in our country’s education policy—schools and teachers must seize this opportunity to transform assessment and accountability in our classrooms. How can states and schools support educators and build their capacity to make this shift? How can we create better assessments that drive better teaching and, ultimately, lead to better results in our schools?