Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Cara Furman

The Dangerous Necessity of Assessment: A Teacher’s Dilemma

During my first year of teaching, Lily was a confident and verbal first grader in my first and second grade class. She wrote a story about a dragon the first week of school and easily sounded out every word. She held her own with the older children in the class. The trouble began when I administered the first “spelling” assessment

Horace: Cara Furman Published: June 1, 2009 By: Cara Furman Topics: Cycle of Inquiry, Data Collection & Analysis