Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Devil's Standards (Tehe) National Standards

Chris Braid: Keep an open mind; national standards.

Standards say that teachers should use "assessment evidence and making overall teacher judgements"
Ok that's not so bad: I can take, for example, book work, guided reading session, and test to make an evaluation not just one test.

Aspirational Goals = National Standards

Noun frequency level vs Reading Age

Well, I think I need to have these standards out with me during guided reading/writing etc. Plan to work on the Key Characteristics of a good reader/writer. This will overall help me to become a better teacher.

Reporting back to parents? What does this look like? What should it look like?

Bold parts to follow up on.