July 25, 2013

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

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

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


July 16, 2013

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

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

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


July 15, 2013

Zip Zoom Critical-Word Readers

In collaboration with Scholastic, the Zip Zoom Critical-Word Readers aims to close the achievement gap between English-Language Learners and their English-speaking peers.


July 9, 2013

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

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

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


July 2, 2013

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

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

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