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K-12 Accommodation Policies in a Digital Age: Is it Time for A Change?

In the space of two years, historical educational accommodation policies for K-12 students set at the state and federal level have become increasingly difficult to implement in practice. Why in many states might guidance that accommodations used when taking a statewide assessment be the same ones the student uses during typical classroom instruction and assessment…

From Multiple Choice to the Beyond!

Case Studies in English Language Arts: Part 2 In the first blog of this series, I argued that when teachers use multiple-choice items as the predominate way of measuring student learning, it is difficult (to near impossible) to uncover what students are thinking. Many students enter and exit their grade in roughly the same relative…

To Multiple Choice and Beyond!

Case Studies in English Language Arts: Part 1 As a teacher, how do you know if your students are on track for meeting the expectations for year-end performance in the state standards? During the year we may see that many students spend large amounts of time in a similar stage of learning whereas other students…

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