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Fellow Teacher-Educators: Question Everything

The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini. (October 20, 2015)

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In Denver and elsewhere, learning progressions offer one tool teachers can use in the formative-assessment process.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Education-technology tools have made it easier for teachers to keep tabs on students' understanding.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Watch how formative-assessment techniques play out in the classroom.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
What is the difference between formative and interim assessments? This chart provides a guide for distinguishing different kinds of student assessments.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study.
November 6, 2015 - Education Week
Twenty-one city school districts took park in NAEP testing in 2015. Of those, only the District of Columbia saw improvements in both reading and math for both grades 4 and 8.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
New principles aim to bolster states and districts in reducing the number of tests students take, while assuring high-quality assessments.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Jonathon Plucker and Matthew Makel discuss why people are reluctant to have education studies replicated, and emphasize why replication is so important.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
We need systemic policies that press for academic growth of all students, write Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week

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