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Rachel Yakey
Numbers staying there
Sat Oct 4, 2014 08:25
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Stacy,

I love the way you phrased that, "numbers have their place as long as they stay there." We have all had those principals that want those numbers to influence everything and that is a good reminder that they have their place.

  • Number as indicator not diagnosis - Stacy, Sat Oct 4 07:56
    I like to look at any data, including testing data, as just one indicator - not a diagnosis. Testing data can show us large sweeping areas of concern, but a test can't tell me what Johnny needs after ... more
    • Numbers staying there - Rachel Yakey, Sat Oct 4 08:25
      • staying there - Stacy, Sat Oct 4 10:05
        I think it is important not to go to extremes on either side. I don't think that any one source of data should dictate the best decisions for students. I believe that is why we are supposed to use... more
        • Numbers - Rachel Yakey, Sat Oct 4 11:55
          I agree. When you use them to see how you are teaching students in certain areas, say vocabulary, etc. it can be very helpful. But it is hard to compare year to year because the test is different and ... more
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