What are arguments in favor of CCSS? There are several debatable arguments revealed in favor of CCSS including standards for Math and English/Language various elements and how it will measure student expectations across the nation. Support has been found in three articles covering support and measurement, how these new standards are superior to previous ones, as well as how these new standards were developed by educators and innovators. Several argue against which educators were selected and who funded the external innovators that conjointly participated in developing the CCSS.
With NCLB’s strong emphasis on standardized testing to measure student learning, teacher quality, and the achievement gaps, it pressured the schools to narrow its curriculum, teach to the test (Jackson Sr., 2011), and more importantly, “limited the productivity of critical thinkers, and innovators of America.” (Proconor) Teachers are forced to teach to the test to meet the requirements, and focus their teaching on the materials that are on the test. At the same time, the NCLB gives the states and school districts the flexibility to develop their own assessments. David Hursh, an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester, claims that this freedom seriously impact the accuracy of the assessments since states can design tests with different standards. (Holmes, 2009)
How Many Tests… It is imperative for an effective administrator to be able to look at, and interpret a piece of data given to them and to determine how it can be used to assess and evaluate school improvement. The data may not give the administrator precisely the information needed, but a capable leader should be able to determine what statistical tests they could run to gain the information prevalent to their building and its issues with the data provided. For reflection ten, we were shown data containing a student set, the instructional method used, a percentage of correct answers in language, a percentage of correct answers in math, and an average Case 21 score. We were instructed to generate ten questions, determine the test we would use, as well as the data we would need to run the determined tests.
The authors continue to affirm that in closing the achievement gap, schools are required to use accountability methods to show student performance. Using data can aid in this process. When implementing great management skills, policy makers and other counseling leaders acknowledge the power of data to demonstrate academic achievement, and to promote counselor’s role in school reform. As a result of data collection and analysis, student will enhance their performance and close the achievement gap.
It was discovered that in education there were certain areas that were universal and common among learning. The two main subjects of concern were English language arts and mathematics. Common core is the new curriculum implemented now in school systems to develop learning. Common Core Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. Although, Common Core seems to be here to stay this article addresses concerns in reference to content, instruction, and assessment.
I immediately made the connection of incarceration to the idea of institutionalization, the idea of people being exploited by being reprogrammed to accept and conform to strict controls due to their environment, due to the fact that my Introduction to Legal Studies professor brought it up and it reminded me of my introduction 100-level Sociology class that I took the previous semester. Henceforth, my first approach to the project was to try and find a solution as to prevent institutionalization from even happening. However, trying to find a solution involved getting rid of areas where people had to give up control, including prisons, asylums and even the likes of some schools. Using information from the seminar alone, it was made obvious to me that in a sort of Marxism type of ideology, the country and government need the likes of prisons, mental hospitals and education-induced places for the good of the people and to benefit the economy. Going back to nonfiction book, however, I realized the solution was already found and that people were already endorsing it—rehabilitation programs to re-socialize.
I was always told what to write about and how to write it, but that process always brought up the questions of “Am I meeting the prompt requirements?” or “Does this make any sense to my reader?” According to Robinson’s video on the education system, he brings up the idea of “divergent thinking.” This is the idea that students should have the ability to seek multiple ways to answer or interpret something. Sir Ken Robinson’s thoughts struck me, because if I would have thought this way throughout all my writing endeavors, I could have challenged myself and pushed the boundaries on all of my writing assignments. With the idea of divergent thinking, students are allowed the chance to have a sense of identity within their writing, and through the use of encouragement students will be inspired to be more imaginative throughout their learning process.
It has come to my attention that certain General Education (Gen Ed) courses may be removed from the curriculum. I’d like to address one Ged Ed course in particular, Math 107: Precalculus, and explain my reasoning for why it would not be in our university’s benefit to drop this course. In my experience, few areas of study challenge students like a math course. Explained in the chapter “Learning to Think” of scholar and liberal arts advocate Fareed Zakaria’s In Defense of a Liberal Education, there are multiple types of intelligence: linguistic, musical, and logical-mathematical.
Undoubtedly, after reading the article School Safety: Real or Imagined Fear? by Jane Clark Lindle (2008) the two issues that impacted me were the fear and conflicting images of schooling and childhood safety. The author examines the factors by examining school policies in regards to safety and the perception of fear among various age groups. In addition, the author provides suggestions to improve on school safety that has been suggested by scholars in the criminal justice and education field. The majority of findings from the article were based on the author’s own research and some were from various researchers in order to develop a well empirically researched topic.
Itcan also be used to monitor readiness skills. When using CBM, the instructor provides thestudent with brief, timed samples, or "probes," constructed of academic material taken from thestudent’s school curriculum. In addition, the CBM graphs are able to provide you with greatinformation that can be shared with parents, teachers, and administration. CBM is an effectivetool when determine if a child should be retained or not. Progress monitoring is extremely important, and should be done frequently.
the need for the federal government to make meaningful comparisons across a highly de-centralized public education system has also contributed to the debate about standardized testing, including the elementary and secondary education act of 1965 that required standardized testing in public schools. u.s. public law 107-110, known as the no child left behind act of 2001, further ties public school funding to standardized testing. the goal of no child left behind was to improve the education system in the united states by holding school and teachers accountable and attempting to close the educational gap between minority and non-minority children in public schools. students ' results on standardized tests were used to allocate funds and other resources such as teachers and administrators to schools. this policy does not provide a federal standard for schools, but allows each state to set their own standards.
Individual loyalties greatly affect entire communities, especially in the Civil War novel, ‘The Killer Angels’. One person’s choice to do something (or not do something) will inevitably affect the lives of those around them. As French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre once said, “We are our choices.” Each choice changes dozens of things, just as each cause has many effects.
A MIDWIFE’S TALE, A HISTORY OF JONATHAN ALDER, and VOICES FROM SLAVERY all give insight into the past. Specifically the past of different groups of people, these include, Native Americans, African Americans, women, rich, middle class, and working white men. While they all give insight into the past of these groups they all have their similarities and differences, strengths and weaknesses. After analyzing what each book says about these groups the conclusion of which book is most trustworthy will be made.
The article that I chose is Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities for priority Populations. This topic is relevant to social work because it is talking about cultural competence in the health care system and the one major skill that social workers need is cultural competency. This article is also relevant to social work because it talks about the importance of cultural competence in reducing disparities through culturally sensitive and unbiased quality care and since the social work field is all about treating everyone equally and fairly, this article falls right under its relevance. It continues to talk about programs to improve the knowledge of providers on cultural competency and general approaches that have been utilized in creating educational interventions to address cultural competence. This is great because social workers are never done learning, it is always important to train social worker on how to be culturally competent, specially because the populations being served are very diverse therefore, there should always be a way to train service providers on how to have cultural awareness.