Links of Interest

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Visit course Space directly
http://coursespace.suny.edu/cs/osw/mburrell/030435.nsf
Visit Teaching Diverse learners at http://www.lab.brown.edu/tdl/
New York State Assessments
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/assess.html
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking, editors
http://books.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/ch7.html
Alfie Kohn on Standardized Tests
Kohn has a radical way of looking at assessment. Take a look a his perspective. 
National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983). 
A Nation At Risk - [Online] http://www.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/risk.html
Read about the evil Twin
Thompson, Scott (2001) The Authentic Standards Movement and Its Evil Twin.  
Kappan [Online]
 
http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/ktho0101.htm
National Education Goals Panel (1994) Goals 2000: Educate
America Act [Online] http://www.ed.gov/legislation/GOALS2000/TheAct
U.S. Department of Education (2001) 
No Child Left Behind [Online]
http://www.ed.gov/inits/nclb/part2.html

Take a look at a presentation about English as a Second Language (ESL) and assessment.  This presentation is by Paul Gugel.  It provides excellent background for working with ESL student in your classroom. 

INTASC Standards
Failing the Test of Fairness: Institutional Racism and the SAT
August 13, 2002--Article for class
New York State Report Card

Survival Guide for New Teachers

So you want to be a Teacher? (Short version)

Penfield Library Research Tutorial
http://www.oswego.edu/library/eric_tut/index.html
Create your own PDF documents--Free http://www.gobcl.com
Rubrics help
http://rubistar.4teachers.org
Teacher Certification
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert
The Danielson Group

The Framework for Teaching
Practical Strategies to Increase Active Learning

(rich text format)

Articles for Discussion in Assessment

Kohn, A. (2000). Standardized testing and its victims. Education Week [Online]. Available: http://www.edweek.org/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=04kohn.h20
Cookson, P.W. (2003, January). Standardization and its unseen ironies. Education Week [Online]. Available: http://www.edweek.org/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=19cookson.h22&keywords=Standardized%20testing

Patten, P. (2000, January/February). Standardized testing in schools. Parent News. [On-line]. Available: http://www.npin.org/pnews/2000/pnew100/feat100.html

Perrone, V. (1991). On Standardized Testing. ERIC. [On-line].
Available: http://ericeece.org/pubs/digests/1991/perron91.html

Ensuring Equity with Alternative Assessments
Available: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/assment/as800.htm
Rethinking Assessment and Its Role in Supporting Educational Reform
Available: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/assment/as700.htm
Integrating Assessment and Instruction in Ways That Support Learning
Available: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/assment/as500.htm
Reporting Assessment Results
Available: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/assment/as600.htm
No Child Left Behind
Available: http://www.edweek.net/context/topics/issuespage.cfm?id=59
Federal Influence Over Curriculum Exhibits Growth
Available: http://www.edweek.net/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=21curric.h22
Ed. Dept. OKs First Accountability Plans
Available: http://www.edweek.net/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=18esea.h22

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