Thursday, September 24, 2009
With this swift ban, there will be open ended (extended constructed response items) that will NOT allow a calculator in all grades. In fact, some ECR will allow a calculator and others will not. Moreover, the majority of items have NEVER been field tested without calculators but still will be operational without calculators this spring.
Instead of a clear strategy that would field test non calculator items and not allow calculator on computational items only, the commissioner has rushed to make a harmful decision to the students of NJ.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
"If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his/her office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job."
(Donald D. Quinn)