Chapter 12: Reading Policy (Positives (Standard base instruction, Data…
Chapter 12: Reading Policy
High Stake Testing
Need for ELL alternatives
Alternatives for sped
Test determines graduation
Standard base instruction
Data driven instruction
Rigorous, relevant assessments
School wide goals can be established
One way doesn't work for all
Teaching to the test
Makes curriculum narrow minded
Leaving out the lows and highs
No child left behind
Sub group reporting
Grade 3 -8 test in Reading and Math
Consequences result in failure in meeting standards
High stake testing requires intensive expectations
Pro's and Cons (opportunities and challenges)
Requires a new way of thinking since a goal of this sort has never been set in the past.
Moore, D.W., Moore, S.A., Cunningham, P.M., & J.W. Cunningham (2011). Developing readers and writers in the content areas k-12. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Education.
One size fit all?