of child development, such as the skills and attributes that a student should have when entering kindergarten to increase the likelihood that he or she will be successful, or the pattern. But the learning strengths and weaknesses of the learner by, number one, keeping records and documenting, and then number two, providing feedback, providing descriptive feedback to the learner as to how close or how far he or she is from the goal. Pierce: All right, it is a fact that state tests are used to measure annual growth. Thats what Im calling heavy language load. What kinds of feedback do you give them? Of course we would. The bad news is that most school systems take the approach that one size fits all. Thats no longer acceptable. Pierce: Yeah, I saw the teacher engaging the student in a task, the task of doing something to follow specific instructions. One of the chief reasons that children's socioeconomic status is so highly correlated with standardized test scores is that many items on standardized achievement tests really focus on assessing knowledge and/or skills learned outside of schoolknowledge and/or skills more likely to be learned in some. He looks like hes ready for school.
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I suggest a three-pronged attack on the problem. And so the teacher may get the impression that these children are passive, or even not interested, or not making the effort, when really its a cultural upbringing issue. I don't think that the item measures what's taught in school. Thats something traditionally teachers have kept. The way out of this assessment bind is for standardized achievement tests to sample the knowledge and/or skills in the content domain.
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