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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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Teaching Students to Write Terribly

In a piece posted at Slate, writer and editor Matthew J.X. Malady, examines the writing section of the SAT. Through a series of interviews with college professors and those who prep students for the SAT, it becomes clear that the … Continue reading

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August 16th “Blue Friday”

The PowerPoint for the August 16th Blue Friday K-6 ELA presentation can be found here. The short session included a review of the August 8th PD Launch and a discussion about an exchange between College Board President David Coleman and … 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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Skimming vs. Close Reading/Critical Reading

In several video posts from Robert Schombs, viewers are introduced to critical reading and strategies to effectively use this close reading method. In the post here, Schombs juxtaposes critical reading and non-critical reading as illustrated in the graphic below. In … Continue reading

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David Coleman on Bloomberg Radio

David Coleman, lead author of the Common Core ELA standards, was on Bloomberg radio this weekend describing his new role as the President of the College Board. In his interview with Jane Williams, Coleman notes what parents need to know … Continue reading

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