Tuesday, July 14, 2015

PARCC Bias and Sensistivity Review and PARCC on NPR

PARCC is constantly in the news and on the radio. This week, PARCC released an article by educator Debbie Sternecky. Debbie participated as a member of the bias and sensitivity review panel for PARCC. As a panel member, Debbie along with other K12 administrators and teachers reviewed PARCC draft test questions for possible bias or insensitivity. To read about her experience, click here.

Additionally, last week NPR's Claudio Sanchez reported on the how PARCC is scored, taking a deeper look into the scoring facility. To hear about the process and from voices of those scoring, click here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summer Opportunities Available through 5DP

There are still spots available summer opportunities through the 5 District Partnership. Summer courses include WriteBoston Humanities writing course, WriteBoston Science writing course, UMASS Life Science course, Understanding by Design for Newcomers and Revising an Understanding by Design Unit to name a few. Space is limited. For a full list of offerings click here.