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Chicano farmworkers with voting registration papers
Date: Jun 23 2012
The good news is that New York State just released sample questions that address the Common Core. Yet if this is what testing mastery of the Common Core looks like, then the standards themselves are in trouble. Let's look closely at one of the questions related to primary sources. The sample 5th grade question below follows a passage about civil rights organizer, Cesár Chavez, accompanied by the p…
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Date: Jun 7 2012
Today’s post explores performance assessment. To access a free model assessment developed by our Emerging America: Teaching America History Team see MORE. Show what you know. The logic is simple and convincing. Now the Common Core State Standards promises broader acceptance of such assessments. Performance assessment implies that students demonstrate learning on a task that is as close as pos…
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