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Lincoln Public Schools

Assessment Podcasts


These podcasts are interviews between former Assistant Superintendent, Mary Sterling, and Lincoln parent, Randy Harrison. These informal conservations explore questions parents are asking about the assessment system, the report cards, and the frequent reference to standards.

 

Podcast download times will vary depending on your Internet connection. For high-speed connections, each podcast should take no more than 10-15 seconds to load.

  • Podcast #1

    by Mary Sterling & Randy Harrison Length: 3:57
    • What is a standard?
    • Where does critical thinking fit in?
    • Where do the standards come from?
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  • Podcast #2

    by Mary Sterling & Randy Harrison Length: 4:52
    • Where does MCAS come in?
    • Are we teaching to the test?
    • How does an approach based on standards address individual student needs?
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  • Podcast #3

    by Mary Sterling & Randy Harrison Length: 4:11
    • What happens for students who reach standards easily?
    • What is a "learning target?"
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  • Podcast #4

    by Mary Sterling & Randy Harrison Length: 6:38
    • How does the scoring scale (4-3-2-1-) work?
    • What does a “2” really mean?
    • How do students earn a “4?”
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Last Modified on May 30, 2016
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