February 2017

Teaching students to mark high stakes tests properly and improve scores

By |2017-02-17T12:17:12+00:00February 17th, 2017|

The Stakes are High Students who take standardized high stakes tests on paper can improve their scores significantly by being sure to mark their answers carefully and correctly. According to a study by researchers at Boston College, marking errors can have a meaningful impact on a student's grade. This, in turn, can have a negative impact on not only [...]

September 2016

Why Do So Many Great Teachers Hate Data Driven Instruction?

By |2016-09-01T14:16:00+00:00September 1st, 2016|

My Data Driven Instruction NightmareThursday morning, and it was cold. The day, designated for professional development. It was my first year at a high performing, "no excuses" charter school. The results were in from our first benchmark exam of the year. I sat, a little uneasy, knowing that my colleagues and I we were being judged [...]