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TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert blogs about important issues in reading research and practice.
Summary of Kenji Hakuta's explaination of the relationship between language and content in students’ learning and how the CCSS supports this relationship.
Freddy's reading rules: Read more. Mostly silent. Focus on knowledge.
Whenever a new document comes out, such as Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children in 1998, Teaching Children to Read (report of the National Reading Panel) in 2000, and now CCSS, in 2010, my thoughts turn to the first national project in which I was involved—as the director of the staff that worked with the Commission of Reading and produced the report Becoming a Nation of Readers in 1985.
Summary of Karen Wixson's explanation of the overall design of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership in Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) for the upcoming Common Core Assessments.
Summary of Dr. Francis's take on what the new-generation of assessments means for students with disabilities and ELLs.
Summary of Peter Afflerbach's take on formative versus summative assessments and the role both play in students' learning.
Summary of P. David Pearson's review on the history of assessments and unique features of the next generation of assessments.
Summary of David Coleman's vision for the new Common Core Assessments and a few points of tension.
Freddy discusses the computer adaptive assessment portion of the new upcoming assessments.
How does the magazine format help students read more complex texts?