Frankly Freddy

TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert blogs about important issues in reading research and practice.

Summary of Kenji Hakuta on English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 31 October 2013

Highlights of Hakuta's presentation in Virtual Institute on Assessment and the CCSS on TextProject's YouTube channel.

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Reading Rules for Becoming Proficient with Complex Texts

Posted by Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert on 30 August 2013

Freddy's reading rules: Read more. Mostly silent. Focus on knowledge.

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Why Becoming a Nation of Readers Is Still Relevant

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 23 August 2013

Freddy introduces the first eBook in TextProject's Reading Essentials Reprint Series.

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Summary of Karen Wixson on “Assessment and Instruction in the Era of the CCSS in English Language Arts”

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 2 August 2013

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.

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Summary of David Francis on “CCSS Assessments and Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners”

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 25 July 2013

Summary of Dr. Francis's take on what the new-generation of assessments means for students with disabilities and ELLs.

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Summary of Peter Afflerbach on “Formative Assessments and the Common Core: Text Complexity to Task Complexity”

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 16 July 2013

Summary of Peter Afflerbach's take on formative versus summative assessments and the role both play in students' learning.

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Summary of P. David Pearson on Will Our Tests Support or Subvert Our Vision of Deeper Learning of English/Language Arts?

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 9 July 2013

Summary of P. David Pearson's review on the history of assessments and unique features of the next generation of assessments.

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Summary of David Coleman on Assessments That Support the Goals of the Common Core State Standards

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 2 July 2013

Summary of David Coleman's vision for the new Common Core Assessments and a few points of tension.

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An Inside View of the New Assessments

Posted by Elfrieda H. Hiebert on 8 May 2013

Freddy discusses the computer adaptive assessment portion of the new upcoming assessments.

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