Thursday, May 02, 2013

It Also Causes You to Pay More Attention to STANDARDS

Dan Meyer:

But (Daniel Schneider) also diagnoses how this one change (standards-based assessment) to assessment then rolls along and affects every other aspect of his classroom. Curriculum, homework, relationships, the definition of math itself — nothing is spared. Assessment is only the first domino.

Perhaps the biggest influence on my reading of the Common Core ELA/Literacy standards, which isn't exactly the dominant one, is that I helped design a high school around the concept of standards-based assessment. My first question is "What would a school designed from scratch based primarily on this document look like?" Not a lot of people can really wrap their heads around that, or in particular do it in a comparative way.

A few words one way or another make a lot of difference in that context.

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