Multiple-Choice can be a Solid Choice


With a move to standards based assessments, there is often a perception that everything must have a rubric and that multiple-choice questions are a big no-no.  This is a misconception.  Selected response questions are very…

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The Path to Standards-Based Grading and Reporting


“In education, the term standards-based refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating understanding or mastery of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as…

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Perfecting Your Team


A recent NY Times article about Google’s quest for the perfect team really got me thinking. Basically, they found that the most successful teams weren’t the ones with the most expertise, or similar personality styles,…

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Dig in to DOK!


DOK, or Depth of Knowledge, was created by Dr. Norman Webb (1997) to categorize instructional tasks by their level of cognitive rigor.  This model can be used to analyze the alignment between standards, instructional activities,…

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