A blog for the informed discussion of California's education policy challenges.

Jan 26th, 2011
David N Plank | 11:58 AM | Assessment & Accountability

Bill Tierney and Lisa Garcia have a new article on-line that reviews the findings and implications of their study of Early Assessment Program (EAP) implementation in Los Angeles.  (The study can be found here; for background information click...

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Dec 29th, 2010
Alan Daly | 10:03 PM | Assessment & Accountability

In his posting "The Daunting Challenge of Teacher Evaluation"  David Plank rightly suggests that the challenge of teacher evaluation is indeed daunting and an important topic in many public and private conversations related to educational reform.  One of the most discussed and debated arguments related to this conversation...

Dec 22nd, 2010
Patricia Gandara | 12:18 AM | Assessment & Accountability

David Plank's comments about the new generation of assessments and the increased interest in more "authentic assessment" on the part of the feds are encouraging.  I would just remind us that in the early 1990s California was at the cutting edge of this kind of assessment with the CLAS. The CLAS was designed to test "higher order...

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