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From the Current Issue:
Eleven Civil Rights Groups Urge Obama to Drop Test-Based K-12 "Accountability" System
The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, October 28, 2014
Note the new report from the Center for American Progress: Testing Overload in American Schools Coalition Wants New School Accountability
U.S. News & World Report, October 28, 2014
Report Revamping Student Testing
EdSource, October 21, 2014
Watch as NCTE member Cathy Fleischer talks about "Understanding the Importance of Formative Assessment."
Note the NCTE position statement Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction.
NCTE member Scott Filkins writes: "Formative Assessment: It's Teaching, Not Tools": Reflections on Collaboration and AssessmentLiteracy & NCTE blog, October 24, 2014
Follow the discussion in the Using Evidence to Guide Teaching and Learning online course. Just establish a login and ask to follow the group.
Exit Slips, ReadWriteThink.org Resource
"Sketching as Response and Assessment: From Misunderstanding to Better Instruction": Voices from the Middle, December 2013
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