Category Archives: Assessment

Common Core Reading: Are You Doing All the Work?

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Do your young readers struggle with asking and answering questions about text? Do they find it difficult to find textual support for their answers? If you ask how a question about a book, do they sometimes shrug their shoulders and … Continue reading

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Giving Formative Feedback Is Hard

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We’ve asked many teachers over the years what are the most difficult parts of their jobs. Over and over, we hear them say “giving students feedback.” And lately, we’re hearing more teachers say “I am doing what I have always … Continue reading

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Talk Moves

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By Ricky Mikelman, SDE Educational Consultant When I’m in classrooms, I love to watch and hear how the talk goes. Most important to me is WHO’S DOING THE TALKING? I strongly believe the one doing the talking is the one doing … Continue reading

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Time’s Up On Timed Tests!

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By Kristin Hilty, SDE Educational Consultant Teaching math facts seems to be a battle every year for teachers. And even though most of us feel we are losing that battle, we still continue to teach the facts the same way, year … Continue reading

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