Incentive or Punishment?

I would rather think of it as incentive. But I like to look on the bright side. You know that in 2006, Florida came out with a policy of linking teacher pay to student test scores. On the surface it might sound reasonable, but you have to roll back the carpet on this one to […]

Be Easy, Baby

. . . in the immortal but out of context words of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. I often used to conduct item and passage review meetings with groups of teachers. I liked doing it, not only because I like being large and in charge. I also liked traveling to different states and meeting […]

Stakes

Today I got a shout-out asking about a practice to be employed in a classroom assessment, and it got me thinking about classroom assessments. In this business, we think of classroom assessments as informal and low- to no-stakes, meaning that there will be no decisions made about student promotion/retention, and that there is no teacher/school/district […]