From my perspective, testing - not standards - is what is hurting the classroom.
Standards were created as an aide and a checklist of what we should be getting to in a school year. It also helps us to see where our students were the previous year and what we hope that they will get exposed to the following year.
The standards aren’t going away. In fact, they are more relevant than before and are being implemented proficiently across the country with adoption of Common Core State Standards.
With that in mind, here is a list of ways to make the standards work for you NOT against you and details on how to directly implement them into your classroom.
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