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 TRACKAspect 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 MASSACHUSETTSBrief essay, questioning motives and means of so-called ed reform in Massachusetts
OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS IN READINGDescribes the changes in test questions and reasons for them in the Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program
LINKS TO OTHER SITES ON REFORM AND ASSESSMENT
TEACHER RESOURCESNumerous reform and assessment sites, by subject area, from Massachusetts and other states
EDUCATION REFORM SITESA 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