Lived through those crazy, hazy, lazy days of testing Those days of W, Obama, and peers. Thrived on those crazy, hazy, lazy days of testing We thought state testing would always be here. [Fast forward through 20 years or so with carefree, upbeat verses] [End with one gloomier verse, maintain the upbeat tempo but aContinue reading “Those Crazy, Hazy, Lazy Days of Testing”
What images come to mind when you hear the word vertical? Is it the towering buildings that surround you when you attend a conference in New York City or Chicago? Is it your favorite ski run in Utah? Snowboarders soaring above the halfpipe a few months ago at the Olympics. Maybe that scene from TheContinue reading “Why are Vertical Scales So Horizontal?”
How do you thank someone who was a constant presence in your career in large-scale testing from its very beginning in 1989 all the way through to 2018 when a conversation with him helped you realize it was time to move on to a new phase of your life? Where do I begin to tellContinue reading “To Ron, With Love”
It is impossible to read an article or hear a presentation about the future of large-scale state testing without some discussion of matrix sampling. If your primary concerns about large-scale testing are time and cost, the answer is matrix sampling. If your primary concern is coverage of comprehensive and complex standards like the Next GenerationContinue reading “Matrix Sampling: Resurrected”
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“Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.” – Albert Camus
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