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Re: Fw: [arn2-strategy] Texas Symposium on Testing and Assessment



complete clarity... thanks

Margaret
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----- Original Message -----
From: "gerald bracey" <gbracey@EROLS.COM>
To: <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: [arn2-strategy] Texas Symposium on Testing and Assessment


> It's more of a "should do" than a "how to." Assessment should be able to
> look at metacognition, trace the development of expertise, examine the
role
> of prior knowledge and in general fuse the realms of cognitive
> science-cognitive psychology with assessment.
>
> You'll have to answer the rest of your questions on your own. I don't
have
> clue.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Margaret Davis" <margd@FLASH.NET>
> To: <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 12:37 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: [arn2-strategy] Texas Symposium on Testing and Assessment
>
>
> > How much you want to bet that Mike Moses will be our next Secretary of
> > Education? come on...i need to buy buttons.
> >
> > what does the book have to offer other than the comparison?
> >
> > and why again do i feel like a little ant oblivious to the MASTER
> > plan???????? and why do i feel like our children's brains are being
> > dissected without our knowledge? And WHO the HELL gave them permission
to
> > do so? And why do i feel like we are all being manipulated to think a
> > certain way? And why are others in different parts of the country
exposed
> > to much more information? and why do i feel like we're all being led to
> our
> > doom? and why is it that i feel enslaved? and why do i still feel it's
> > THEM...you?... and us? What do you know that we don't? why are you
> > speaking so secretly. Does the de-testing group have an agenda too and
> like
> > RICK feel you can speak in code so we can't understand when you speak to
> one
> > another? AND why do people think they are BETTER than another simply
> > because they can speak this language? AND why don't you make all the
> > animals of the world wear the same coat? And make everyone genetically
> > perfect and treat the rest of us like some other life form?
> >
> > mike moses i feel sure has an agenda....and the if just 4 kids is on
this
> > list...i'm NOT impressed. your mention of the psychological connection
> > worries me even more now too..... mike moses when he stepped down as the
> tx
> > commissioner of ed and was chancellor or assistant chancellor (maybe was
> at
> > the same time hell who knows) at texas tech contracted with our district
> to
> > the tune of 20 thousand dollars to find this district a
superintendent....
> > funny the only distant learning courses approved at our high school were
> tex
> > tech university courses.... something STINKS.... now he's super in
> > dallas... interesting. who are they going to anoint president
next...and
> > who will the secretary of ed be then??? i'm sure it's already in the
> works.
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "gerald bracey" <gbracey@EROLS.COM>
> > To: <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
> > Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 9:28 AM
> > Subject: Fw: [arn2-strategy] Texas Symposium on Testing and Assessment
> >
> >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "gerald bracey" <gbracey@erols.com>
> > > To: <arn2-strategy@yahoogroups.com>
> > > Cc: <arn-state@yahoogroups.com>; <aisd_in_uniforms@yahoogroups.com>;
> > > <bgoa@yahoogroups.com>
> > > Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 9:46 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [arn2-strategy] Texas Symposium on Testing and Assessment
> > >
> > >
> > > > Carol:
> > > >
> > > > You want to be careful about what, exactly, you are protesting. Jim
> > > > Pellegrino and Mark Wilson were members of a group that put together
> > > > "Knowing What Students Know." One of the statements in that book is
> > that
> > > > "it would not be too much of an exaggeration to call the tests that
> > > dominate
> > > > today the application of 20th century statistics to 19th century
> > > > psychology."
> > > >
> > > > I would say more 18th century, but what's a hundred years among
> friends?
> > > >
> > > > Lorrie Shepard and John Bransford were not part of this book but are
> no
> > > > doubt sympathetic.
> > > >
> > > > Pat DeVito and Mike Feuer run the branch of the National Academy of
> > > Sciences
> > > > that produced the book.
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Carol Holst" <kceh@airmail.net>
> > > > To: "arn2-strategy@egroups.com" <arn2-strategy@yahoogroups.com>
> > > > Cc: <arn-state@yahoogroups.com>; <aisd_in_uniforms@yahoogroups.com>;
> > > > <bgoa@yahoogroups.com>
> > > > Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 9:37 AM
> > > > Subject: [arn2-strategy] Texas Symposium on Testing and Assessment
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > North Texans!!! You need to picket this event, or see if there is
an
> > > > > empty table to set up a dissenter's display. I cannot be there due
> to
> > my
> > > > > rehearsal/work schedule, but somebody really should be here.
> > > > >
> > > > > Please try to find time to do this.
> > > > > ============================
> > > > > Tuesday, February 26
> > > > > Univerity of Texas at Dallas, Student Union
> > > > > http://www.nap.edu/issues/conference/index.html
> > > > >
> > > > > Admission is free and open to the public, but preregistration is
> > > > > required
> > > > > http://www.nap.edu/issues/conference/admission.html
> > > > >
> > > > > Tentative Agenda
> > > > >
> > > > > 9:30 The Science of Thinking and Learning
> > > > > John Bransford
> > > > > Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University
> > > > > Chair, National Research Council Committee on How People Learn
> > > > >
> > > > > 10:30 The Texas Story: A Case History of Assessment
> > > > > Mike Moses
> > > > > Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District
> > > > > Darvin M. Winick
> > > > > Research Fellow, College of Education, University of Texas
> > > > > Brad Duggan
> > > > > Just for the Kids and University of Texas at Austin
> > > > >
> > > > > 11:30 The Scientific Foundations of Assessment
> > > > > Michael Feuer
> > > > > Executive Director, Center on Education, National Research
Council
> > > > > James Pellegrino
> > > > > Department of Psychology, University of Illinois-Chicago
> > > > > Chair, National Research Council Committee on the Foundations of
> > > > > Assessment
> > > > >
> > > > > 12:30 Lunch
> > > > > Susan Sclafani
> > > > > Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Education
> > > > >
> > > > > 1:30 Political and Economic Realities of Testing Reform
> > > > > Steven Rivkin
> > > > > Amherst College
> > > > > Michael Feuer
> > > > > National Research Council
> > > > > John F. Kain
> > > > > University of Texas at Dallas
> > > > > Brad Duggan
> > > > > Just for the Kids
> > > > >
> > > > > 3:30 New Directions for Assessment
> > > > > Lorrie Shepard
> > > > > Dean of the School of Education, University of Colorado
> > > > > Member, National Research Council Board on Testing and Assessment
> > > > > Mark Wilson
> > > > > School of Education, University of California - Berkeley
> > > > > Member, NRC Committee on the Foundations of Assessment
> > > > > Darvin M. Winick
> > > > > University of Texas
> > > > > Susan Sclafani
> > > > > U.S. Department of Education
> > > > > Pat DeVito
> > > > > Executive Director, Board on Testing and Assessment, National
> > Research
> > > > > Council
> > > > >
> > > > > 5:00 Reception
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > See you at The Soapbox!
> > > > >
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