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Proficiency

What It Means to Be a 'Proficient' Teacher?

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

Imagine if instead of introducing ourselves by the number of years we have taught, we introduced ourselves as the number of students we have helped educate and prepare for life? How would the discourse surrounding public education change if we focused on these outcomes as opposed to simply a matter of attrition or number of years in the classroom?

Proficient?

Peter Greene | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

"Proficient" is having a moment right now in the education world, so perhaps this is an opportune moment to stop and reflect, to sit and think about how the term, like "all natural" and "college and career ready," doesn't actually mean a thing.

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Most U.S. Students Lack Writing Proficiency: NAEP

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

Only roughly one quarter of eighth and 12th graders are proficient in writing, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progre...

School Board Member Who Took State High School Exam: Tests Lack Accountability

Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

To take state standardized exams to the test, a Florida school board member sat down to take a version of the state's high-stakes 10th grade math and ...