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From the Current Issue:
What Shakespeare Play Should I Read? An Infographic
Goodreads.com, April 23, 2013
Machine Scoring Fails the Test
New position statement from NCTE notes, "Research on the assessment of student writing consistently shows that high-stakes writing tests alter the normal conditions of writing by denying students the opportunity to think, read, talk with others, address real audiences, develop ideas, and revise their emerging texts over time. Often, the results of such tests can affect the livelihoods of teachers, the fate of schools, or the educational opportunities for students. . . These concerns -- increasingly voiced by parents, teachers, school administrators, students, and members of the general public -- are intensified by the use of machine-scoring systems to read and evaluate students' writing. . . . " NCTE Website, April 17, 2013
Note the discussion on machine scoring
What Does Good Teaching Look Like?
Teacher in a Strange Land blog, Education Week Teacher, April 19, 2013
. . . More on Good Teachers and Teaching
"How Do You Evaluate Teachers Who Change Lives?": NCTE member Lorraine Bellon Cella writes. Education Week, April 16, 2013 (subscription required)
"How One Amazing Movie Created by Our New Kindergarten Friends in LA Made a Difference at Our School": Watch the video. Van Meter Library Voice blog, April 22, 2013
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