This post was last updated on September 5th, 2011 at 11:05 am
I’ll take a crack at some live blogging. I think Doug Belshaw might be “irritated” but here we go:
My thoughts are in UPPERCASE. I can see much of this might be incoherent…if there’s value or need for clarification or discussion, leave a comment.
Doug Reeves: Four Questions
- What do students need to learn?
- How do we know they’ve learned it..before the tests?
- What are the most effective teaching and learning strategies?
Speaking about accountiblity for central office administrators…everyone is accountable
STARTING TO HATE THAT WORD.
Reassess what you’ve learn with PLC’s and dig deeper…don’t retool…I LIKE THAT
Clear evidence to say that reducing this gap is not about outside factors such as socio-economic factors…it’s about what schools and teachers do
Brand names or programs are a myth….deep implementation of a few things makes a difference
Lucky…high achievers…replication of success unlikely
Losing…low achievers… replication of success unlikely
Learning….low results…replication of success likely
Leading…high achievers…replication of success likely
Don’t use scores alone….demonstrate and account for learning that doesn’t yield high test scores…focus on improvements
What is your level of implementation? No need … Read the rest