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Burris, Carol Corbett; Garrity, Delia T. – Corwin, 2012
Do you wish you could leverage the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to equip all students--not just high achievers--with the higher-level thinking skills they need? You can, and this book will show you how. The authors helped lead their district--Rockville Centre in Long Island, New York--in closing achievement gaps and increasing the number of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Standards, Instructional Improvement, Academic Achievement
Gorlewski, Julie A., Ed.; Porfilio, Brad J., Ed.; Gorlewski, David A., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
This book overturns the typical conception of standards, empowering educators by providing concrete examples of how top-down models of assessment can be embraced and used in ways that are consistent with critical pedagogies. Although standards, as broad frameworks for setting learning targets, are not necessarily problematic, when they are…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, High Stakes Tests, Resistance (Psychology), Standardized Tests