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"Real" assessments

"Real" assessments

Here in Florida we have begun FCAT, which mean two weeks of intensive criterion referenced and norm-referenced assessment at grades 3-11.  As I watch the students focus all their energies on FCAT, I am struck by how the level of effort applied on these assessments differs from that applied on other assessments, including Think Link.  While

Focused Practice

Hello fellow assessment bloggers, Florida’s statewide assessment, FCAT, starts in two weeks. We recently finished our 3rd Think Link assessment of the year (Test B), and our teachers are working to plan instruction based on this data along with the data provided by the multitude of other assessments they use.  To add a bit of