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INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

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From the Current Issue: 

Passing Score Lowered for FCAT Writing Exam
ClickOrlando, May 15, 2012

. . . More on FCAT
"Plunge in FCAT Writing Scores Brings Criticism for Florida Board of Education": 
Tampa Bay Times, May 16, 2012
"Test Scores Plummet -- So Florida Drops Passing Grade":  The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, May 21, 2012 
"Parents Sign Petition against Use of FCAT":  The Miami Herald, May 15, 2012
"How Standardized Tests Are Affecting Public Schools":  The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, May 18, 2012

. . . Standardized Testing
"Technology for Online Standardized Testing vs. Technology for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Inquiry":
  Leading from the Classroom blog, Education Week Teacher, May 20, 2012 
"L.A. Students and Teachers Display Learning beyond Tests":  L.A. Now blog, Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2012 
"Evaluate This!"  YouTube 

NCTE Resolution on Challenging Current Education Policy and Affirming Literacy Educators' Expertise

Backer of Common Core School Curriculum Is Chosen to Lead College Board
As the next president of the College Board, David Coleman will continue the focus on college readiness.  The New York Times, May 16, 2012


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