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Testing: Stereotype Threat and the Perversion of Incentives, Part III

May20

Note: This post has been updated from an earlier version to correct links that were incorrect, or had errors. Photo Credit: lunch note on flickr photosharing In my first part, I discussed how students could under-perform on a high stakes test, like the California High School Exit Exam ,in a way that has nothing to [...]

Testing: Stereotype Threat and the Perversion of Incentives, Part II

May6

Photo Credit: Monopoly Justice on flickr photosharing In my first part, I discussed how students could under-perform on a high stakes test, like the California High School Exit Exam, in a way that has nothing to do with their true ability or knowledge. That’s students, it was an article on excessive bonuses that caught my [...]

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Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.

My goals are:

  1. To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
  2. To reflect on my profession, and how effective various practices are;
  3. To understand the political and cultural context that we teach in; and,
  4. To network with other like-minded educators.

To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.

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