The “Standard Setting”-ification of Society

Friends, psychometricians, countrypersons, heed my call. If as the poet says, the evil that men do lives after them; then it’s time to face the music, man. We got trouble my friend, right here, I say trouble, right here and it isn’t pretty. Why sure, I’ve set standards on large-scale tests. Certainly mighty proud I sayContinue reading “The “Standard Setting”-ification of Society”

Maybe It’s Time for a Diorama

Back in my youth, when it was fashionable, if insensitive, to celebrate Christmas unabashedly in public elementary schools, a good part of the curriculum and instruction after Thanksgiving was devoted to holiday activities. There was practicing for the Christmas “pageant” (music), making a Christmas ornament or a gift for Mom (art), and Christmas-themed writing, spelling,Continue reading “Maybe It’s Time for a Diorama”

Build Back Better: School Accountability

Or Thirteen Thoughts on Making School Accountability Great Again Stop turning to assessment specialists for advice about school accountability Well, if you take my advice seriously this was a pretty short read. If you choose to read on, do so at your own risk. On a good day assessment specialists have a pretty good handleContinue reading “Build Back Better: School Accountability”