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September 30, 2015

Common Core Crisis: What to Do About Math Scores

Don't blame teachers when math scores drop. Give them the support they need for learning to improve.

January 23, 2012

Formative Assessment Efficiency, Summative Assessment Proficiency

I'm often surprised when teachers are surprised when their students perform poorly on tests. Sure there are kids whose scores belie their skills, such as those who have test anxiety or had a bad day or took the test on an empty stomach. For the most part, though, students' performance on tests is pr...

February 05, 2011

Test Prep Twist: No Choices Over Multiple Choices

David Ginsburg says a key to preparing kids for standardized multiple choice tests is to NOT give them multiple choice questions in class.

January 16, 2011

Teaching TO the Test vs. Teaching the Test

David Ginsburg contrasts teaching TO the test--which he approves of in some cases--with teaching the test, which he rejects.



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