Clicks, Links, + Tweets

February vacation is almost over for us Bay Staters!  Although many of us might be dreading heading back to school on Monday, it will be good to get back into routine.  Before you do, check out what I’ve been doing on the lovely Internet this week.  Happy clicking! + Tech Tuesday spotlighted Math Champ Challenge, a Common … Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: Math Champ Challenge by INKids for iPad

This week, I’m featuring an app for upper-elementary/middle school: Math Champ Challenge.  Math Champ Challenge is a Common Core-aligned app that assesses students and then provides targeted skills practice. To be honest, I never thought I would feature this app.  It’s a nice tool for me as an interventionist, but there’s nothing that really “pops” … Continue reading

Ed Fuller Gives F to NCTQ Report on Teacher Prep

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ed Fuller has been conducting research on education policies in Texas, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere for many years. His published work is careful and peer-reviewed. Here he analyzes the recent report of the National Council on Teacher Quality and finds it woefully weak. To begin with, it looked only…

CREDO Report: Are Charter Schools Actually Doing Better?

Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) has released the 2013 National Charter School Study.  The report was previously released in 2009.  Overall, the report found that students in charter schools do slightly better in reading and the same in mathematics as their public school peers.  On average, charter schools students are 8 instructional … Continue reading

There’s A Test for That?

Originally posted on jantwilson:
As New York City continues to struggle with how best to evaluate teachers to improve the quality of students’ education, the New York Times has published a report announcing that new standardized testing will likely be added in subjects that have typically been spared this form of assessment, including art and…

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