Posts By lynnburdick

  1. RTI

    Hello Assessment Bloggers: I am knee-deep in RTI in Illinois.  I spoke to a friend of mine who is an assessment coordinator for a district in another state, and she said her state is basically saying, “Make me!”  They don’t intend to start dealing with the mandate until 2009-2010 when they are told they have […]

  2. After the High Stakes Tests

    Hi All- For those of you about to start your high stakes tests-good luck!!  I was wondering how your classrooms change when these tests are done.  I work with a group of teachers who often make comments about really cool lessons that they want to try after the ISATs.  The teachers often feel like they […]

  3. Crunch Time!!

    I am in Illinois, and the state tests (ISAT) begin in early March.  For those of you who are using Discovery Assessments/ThinkLink, do you have any favorite “data-driven” strategies for the last two weeks before the high-stakes testing begins?  Lynn

  4. PAB? ABC?

    I heard a comment from one of my teachers about the PAB structure for Discovery Assessments.  Her opinion was that, although interesting, she really would prefer to eliminate the P test and get immediate grade-level information.   She felt that the sooner she could get information that was aligned with what the kids would see on […]