Colleagues -- My hope is that you find this little blog a useful reminder of our work together, as it will continue to inform us all; it will help us to have some touchstone of the shared experience as a point of reference. Please help clarify and add insights, responses, nuanced clarifications, etc. as you see fit.

Monday, February 6, 2012

1. Notes from Doug Sovde, Director, Instructional Supports & Educator Engagements

Bio here.
Essentially, this:

  • The conversation needs not to be about making a slick test, but about what works best for kids and teachers. 
  • He is worried about the viability of our democracy and "our survival"; asks: will the standards make our democracy better? 
  • Discussion about close reading, arguments based on evidence. 
  • With PARCC, changes --  first there were 4 required assessments, now there are two and two optional. Their first step has been domain analysis -- content area examination. 
  • Item development -- next. Will involve close examination of prose, go deep into constructed response, evidence based elective response, tech- based constructed response (for ELA).

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