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I Can See Clearly Now

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

As Arizona transitions to a new high-stakes test, the AzMERIT, a few of us are hopeful. Will this test be better than AIMS? Will it test what we really want kids to know and be able to do? The jury will

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Gone in 60 Seconds!

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

“We need all third grade teachers to report to the playground!” That’s the message I heard over the PA system last week. It came on at 12:45. My lunch is over at 12:45. It starts at 12:15. I’m expected to

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Mind Like a Civ(ics Test)?

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Social Issues

Should Arizona high school graduates understand civics?  Heck, yes. What? I agree with our Republican-dominated legislative and executive branch on an issue? As in many other states, our state legislature and national representatives are elected disproportianately by older, wealthy white

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Lacking Vision? There’s a Window Nearby

Sandy Merz Uncategorized

My colleague Kate and I are always on the same wavelength. Our PLC is focused like a laser on assessment data. My school’s administration in transparent; my district’s sometimes opaque. The lens through which we view an issue determines what we see. Have you noticed recently how

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