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KEY LINKS FOR UNDERSTANDING MASS ED REFORM

THE MASSACHUSETTS COMMON CORE OF LEARNING
This really helps make sense of the big picture=not all framework strands are equal! But do the Teacher Tests and MASC Tests reflect these priorities??

PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE TEACHING
A "job specification"--the Teachers we want and deserve

CHARTING THE COURSE:The Common Chapters
A 38-page document necessary for understanding the Curriculum Frameworks and seeing that there is balanced wisdom in Massachusetts educational reform

MASSACHUSETTS CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS
Links to the framework documents: hard copies to be preferred

PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP
"Job specification" for the role of educational leaders in Massachusetts reform of education. We need these kinds of leaders to get the schools, teachers, and students we deserve!

BACKGROUND PAPER: ELIMINATING THE GENERAL TRACK
Aspect of reform doing away with "low" or general track

MASSACHUSETTS TEACHER TESTS
Sample questions and responses from the Communication and Literacy sections; do they reflect the priorities of the Common Core and Frameworks??

HIJACKING ED REFORM IN MASSACHUSETTS
Brief essay, questioning motives and means of so-called ed reform in Massachusetts

OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS IN READING
Describes the changes in test questions and reasons for them in the Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program

LINKS TO OTHER SITES ON REFORM AND ASSESSMENT

TEACHER RESOURCES
Numerous reform and assessment sites, by subject area, from Massachusetts and other states

EDUCATION REFORM SITES
A wide variety of sites on various aspects of educational reform

ASSESSMENT MATTERS!
Variety of "in-sites" on the kinds of reformed assessment Massachusetts is attempting and moving toward


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