This is some of what they’re saying about education in North Carolina for week ending 2/7/15. See the Common Core Weekend Reads on Sunday for Common Core Specific news.
The Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA)was piloted in 50% of schools in North Carolina this school year. See my previous article on the KEA.
Issues and questions have arisen with the scope of this assessment, in particular the testing of “emotional literacy” and subsequent data collection of these tests being added to the State Longitudinal Database System (SLDS). There are also questions about whether parents were notified properly. If you have a child in kindergarten that took this test, please email me at TheLL1885@gmail.com.
A-F Grading takes a pounding:
- Iredell-Statesville Schools Slams A-F Grading In Letter To Parents
- #NCSPIN: DPI Expanded Scoring Lowered The Bar
- Almost everything you need to know about school grades
- Find your child’s school report card
- Scores – Districts vs Charters, Top schools
- 10 point Grading Scale – A Trojan Horse
The Spin Cycle:
- More Narratives from EducationNC’s Founder
- BEST NC Releases Their “2020 Vision” For NC Education (Action item)
- NC Public Schools Forum ‘Key Education Issues’ Breakfast (Video)
Blips from DPI:
Updated Publishers Registry on the Web
An updated Publishers Registry has been added to the Textbook Adoption website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/textbook/publishers/registry/. Publishers who would like to be added to the Registry should complete the North Carolina Publishers Registry form also available on the Textbook Adoption website.
Tweets of the week:
— Lindsay Wagner (@LindsayWagnerNC) February 5, 2015
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) February 6, 2015
Get ready for more NCAE and their protest arm, Organize2020, to join the upcoming far left Moral Monday ‘marches’:
— Organize 2020 (@Organize2020) February 4, 2015