Tag Archives: assessments

What should a student be prepared for as a high school graduate? worker? citizen?

Colorado recently adopted new Colorado High School Graduation Guidelines (May 2013). New expectations about what it means to receive a high school diploma have resulted in plans to move from from a “credit hour” system to a competency-based system. Over the next few years local school districts are expected to conform to these guidelines. The… read more

The new School Reform Vocabulary

For over 100 years America has been using a public school model (borrowed from Prussia) established to meet the needs of the industrial age, designed to insure a compliant workforce and to support a consumer society. Especially since the 1960’s social engineers have been busy. Behavior theory assumed that children are a “blank slate”, education… read more