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Championing curriculum-based assessments & science of reading

by Dr Gail Brown | February 27, 2022
Championing curriculum-based assessments & science of reading

Hugh Catts champions the use of curriculum-based assessments as these are more appropriate and equitable for all students. Teachers should consider his criticisms of state tests and decide if these apply to the state and national tests in their school.

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Replications & Tessellations: Fun, learning & repetition! Part 2 of 5

by Dr Gail Brown | February 21, 2022
Replications & Tessellations:  Fun, learning & repetition! Part 2 of 5

Earlier posts discussed the importance of repetition, and this post links back to earlier posts, as well as providing a fun example of Escher's Tessellations as repetition. To some teachers and many students, repetition seems boring - and yet it's so important for ensuring that learning finds its way into long term memory!

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