We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
~ Walt Disney
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you know that mood you get in sometimes where you just fucking are in love with drinking water
Okay, I’m going to say this again. And I will say it every time this appears on my dashboard because if you are tired of people speaking poorly of education and teachers than you need to stop also. You need to understand the common core and the politics around it because it is your job to.
There is no such thing as “Common Core Testing.” The Common Core are learning standards. A standard is a level of quality and is used to gauge learning by setting a bar that is the expected level a student should reach.
To gauge learning you need to assess a student’s performance, skills, and knowledge. An assessment is any way to collect information about students, curriculum, schools, etc. to help make a decision on things like effectiveness of lesson or how well a student understands a concept.
(Kudos to you if you are still reading!)
Thus, a standard is not an assessment. We need assessments to gauge student learning in relation to a standard. If the assessment does not assess the objective or standard then that is an invalid assessment and the result will not be reliable. Thus, the teacher can make no valid interpretation of the results.
So, yes, standardized tests are going to assess the common core standards. They have to. The fact that these tests are standardized and have high stakes for teachers has nothing to do with the common core. Programs such as Race to the Top are causing states states to push the standardized assessments. Why? MONEY. They must adopt the assessments as well as the standards to get the money.
Want the plain and simple? Common Core Standards, don’t worry about them. Standardized state assessments on the other hand, we could do without.
^^^That plus the curriculum companies who are selling the full yearly curriculum, the test to see if kids know the curriculum, and then all the remedial products for the high number that “fail.” And they are making bank out of the whole situation.
All the “Common Core” hate is driving me nuts. Whichever high profile people latched on to that as their “Education is ruined!” banner need to get their terminology figured out. Common Core is just standards. We’ve had academic standards for decades. They say things like “8th graders will graph linear equations.” Nothing about how or specific assignments or testing.(via vwalker)