Assessment Quest, Parts 1 and 2

Wait until you see the in-depth trail this quest led me on!

Weekend News: Training for Assessments, Pearson Style

Yes, anti CCSS Warriors, we know how toxic the CCSS aligned assessments are. We also know how life altering those CTE/CCR assessments are when it comes to laying out a career track our students our students are locked into. We also know how much Pearson Publishing is making off these assessments, which by the way … Continue reading Weekend News: Training for Assessments, Pearson Style

Monday Musings: Purposed Embedding for the Core

Going through my email a couple of days ago, I opened this ‘lovely gem’. It’s all about how I can learn to purposefully embed formative assessments in my classroom. ¬†While many anti CCSS warriors AND pro CCSS supporters have tackled formative assessments, we still are seeing new resources everyday geared to help us shine in … Continue reading Monday Musings: Purposed Embedding for the Core

Sic’ ‘Em Saturday: When Your Faith Based School Uses CCSS Assessments

A few months ago I was chatting via Facebook with a parent of 2 children enrolled in a particular faith-based school. She had contacted me to find out how to discover where the Common Core Standard ties were hiding. What tipped her off? Homework! “Sara’s” Story: To protect my long-distance, anti Common Core mom, I’ll … Continue reading Sic’ ‘Em Saturday: When Your Faith Based School Uses CCSS Assessments