Saturday, February 5, 2011

National Writing Board

[Professor Stotsky's comment on a four-page assessment report
from the National Writing Board on a high school research paper from Dubai] []

"What extraordinary feedback for a high school student to get! How lucky he/she is, even if the paper received a poor rating and doesn't get published. That feedback is worth more than probably a whole year of college teaching. How can we get current high school history and English teachers to understand what it means to write like a historian?

This should be a case study example in every workshop that will be given to high school English and history teachers to understand what the Common Core 'literacy' standards imply."

Sandra Stotsky
former Deputy Commissioner of Education in Massachusetts
Professor of Education
University of Arkansas

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