Archives for July 2010

DEM, LEM, and TEM: The New Language of Accountability & Standards

Okay. Here is a multiple choice question for you to consider: DEM, LEM, and TEM are: a. Nicknames for the latest X-Box game superheroes b. Abbreviations for newly discovered planets outside the solar system c. Names of three new political parties in the State of Georgia d. Acroynms for Georgia’s system wide approach to effectiveness […]

DEM, LEM, and TEM: The New Language of Accountability & Standards

Okay. Here is a multiple choice question for you to consider: DEM, LEM, and TEM are: a. Nicknames for the latest X-Box game superheroes b. Abbreviations for newly discovered planets outside the solar system c. Names of three new political parties in the State of Georgia d. Acroynms for Georgia’s system wide approach to effectiveness […]

The Real Meaning of Standards: Rigor, Shock, Stacking Up, Raising the Bar!

There was an article in today’s Atlanta Journal/Constitution newspaper by Maureen Downey, a columnist who writes on education issues entitled “Georgia’s Core Values.”  The article had nothing to say about “core values”, but had a lot to say about the new national math and English/language arts “core” standards. Surprisingly Downey writes without any criticism or […]

New Generation of Standards: What's Going On Here?

Last week the Massachusetts Board of Education approved the adoption of the Common Core Standards in Language and Mathematics, replacing their own standards which had been in place for nearly two decades, and viewed in high regard in the educational world.  Massachusetts’ politicians, educators and professional standard’s managers had spent nearly a year debating whether to […]

New Generation of Standards: What’s Going On Here?

Last week the Massachusetts Board of Education approved the adoption of the Common Core Standards in Language and Mathematics, replacing their own standards which had been in place for nearly two decades, and viewed in high regard in the educational world.  Massachusetts’ politicians, educators and professional standard’s managers had spent nearly a year debating whether to […]