Tag Archives: Education Accountability

Tinker(ing) with Accountability

Tinker vs. Des Moines was a landmark legal case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court that established the rights of students.  In essence, the case established the fact that students do not “abandon their rights at the school-house door”.   … Continue reading

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The Surgery Was A Success…But The Patient Died

I know a lot of you probably suspected as much, but I just wanted to officially confirm that according to Einstein, I’m insane.   Or maybe I’m just a fanatic.   The scary possibility (probability?) is that when it comes to … Continue reading

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Why PAWS is Meaningless to Our Students…And Why We Should Take Notice

Each spring our students in grades 3-8 and 11 take the PAWS test.  According to the WDE website, the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) is to “foster program improvement at the school, district, and state levels in support of … Continue reading

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