Hidden underneath all the hullabaloo about the ISATs this year (and the SATs as well) is the news that CPS has embarked this year on an effort to bring a new, different kind of testing to Chicago schools -- diagnostic, three x year reading and math testing.
Whether it's really something new, or just more of the same old same old remains to be seen. Here's my article just out from Catalyst: Learning First part of the districts new strategy to improve teaching
"Last summer, when Chicago Public Schools staffer Patrick Haugh told a
group of administrators that the district planned to launch a new test,
administer it three times a year, and get scores back to schools within
two weeks, they laughed."
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