Oregon Student Assessments – What does “Proficient” Mean?

Oregon uses the Smarter Balanced assessments, and their website has lots of information about their scaled scoring methodology. Here's our attempt to make it as simple and straightforward as...

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IS CRT IN YOUR SCHOOLS?

This news story pulls together many concepts and content from the past year of research into what's happening in schools. I use our local school district as an example as I cover these key topics:...

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Oregon Student Assessments – What does “Proficient” Mean?

Oregon uses the Smarter Balanced assessments, and their website has lots of information about their scaled scoring methodology. Here's our attempt to make it as simple and straightforward as possible. For each grade level and subject area, scores...

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IS CRT IN YOUR SCHOOLS?

This news story pulls together many concepts and content from the past year of research into what's happening in schools. I use our local school district as an example as I cover these key topics: What is CRT (Critical Race Theory)How CRT gets into...

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The Truth About Beaverton Class Sizes

Beaverton School District leaders regularly state how they put student needs first. One of many claims to support this have been their investments over the past few years to reduce class sizes. This specific point came up during their in-person...

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Businesses pay up to fund BSD bond measure campaign

It's late April and the political campaign ads have nearly taken over every commercial break on TV. However, bond measures don't typically follow the same approach to get your vote. The Beaverton School District has a $723 Million bond on the May...

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