It can be a difficult challenge for teachers to meet students where they are and also teach grade-level mathematics. Negotiating that tension is the subject of this post, in which I'll offer some thoughts on striking smart balances in rotation models. I've also included thoughts from two mathematics teachers, Allyson ("Ryan") Redd of North Carolina and Peter Tang of Tennessee.
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April 30, 2014
April 24, 2014
PARCC and Smarter Balanced offer very different testing supports for English-language learners on their common-core aligned assessments.
April 21, 2014
A few weeks ago, a father posted a page from his son's supposed common-core math assignment on Facebook, claiming that despite his own degree in engineering, he could not solve the problem.
April 16, 2014
Details and sample questions are released in advance of the spring 2016 roll out of the new redesigned SAT.
April 11, 2014
Despite a state education department official's announcement April 3 that the state would withdraw from Smarter Balanced, the state board voted not to do so April 9.
April 09, 2014
The comedian mocked the possibly confusing terminology used on assessments aligned to the common standards.
April 07, 2014
Top assistant principals from across the country lobbied their representatives to support technology, professional development, and the common core.
April 04, 2014
States move to keep cursive instruction in classrooms, despite its absence from the common core.
April 04, 2014
Strong states and common expectations are fundamental to the future of K-12 education in America. New tools create the opportunity for new schools; standards and states are the framework for quality at scale.
April 01, 2014
Education Week updates its map of common-standards adoptions to reflect the first reversal by a state: Indiana.