Tag Archives: David Coleman

SAT Exam Overhaul

In announcing that the SAT would change, College Board President David Coleman noted that the SAT should reflect “worthy challenges” instead of “artificial obstacles.” This would mean that students would be reading more source documents and retrieving evidence. Likewise, there … Continue reading

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Valuing the ‘Non-Cognitive Dimensions’ of Students

In January, College Board President David Coleman shared a vision for making sure more low-income students are allowed to take part in higher education. The video is linked here and you can hear Coleman outline this effort as part of … Continue reading

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Bridging CCSS Efforts Between UNR and WCSD

Faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno College of Education and personnel within Washoe County School District’s Office of Academics met to discuss work around the Common Core State Standards. The day started with an overview of the ELA/Literacy instructional … Continue reading

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Cultivating Wonder—Great Texts and the Questions they Inspire

Although it has not “officially” launched, readers can visit a new website, http://www.cultivatingwonder.org and learn about a resource being developed to “showcase great texts (essays, poems, excerpts from longer works) and identify simple, elegant questions for each text; questions that propel … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Professional Development ‘Sessions’

Washoe’s elementary teachers worked through a number of Common Core sessions as part of the district’s professional development launch. The sessions, all of which can be accessed on Edmodo (group link here) include content to connect to CCSS in the … Continue reading

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Advancing Literacy Practice with the Core 7/22&7/23

Washoe educators worked through the last summer session of the inservice course Advancing Literacy Practice with the Common Core. This is the fourth posting about the course and you can access many of the materials included in the session here. … Continue reading

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Sound Instruction Instead of ‘Test Preparation’

New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt led a discussion for the Hamilton Project on “the economic imperative of expanding college opportunities.” At minute 34:08 the panelists are asked how ACT and SAT can mitigate for the advantages affluent … Continue reading

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