Tabula Rasa

NYS 4th grade math assessment excerpt   Please note bullet two in the above image: “student can erase quickly so that they do not have to suffer the evidence of their mistake.”Or bullet one, “the teacher can respond to a hole in student understanding and skills.” Or perhaps I should refer to bullet three: “students love […]

Exploring Authentic Assessment

If you’re an educator or are somehow otherwise plugged into education policy, you’re familiar with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The standards have re-energized a national conversation around teaching and learning experiences that demand higher levels of thinking and real world application.