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The unreliability of the test at the center of Michigan’s House Bill 5111 (why thousands of 3rd graders would be held back arbitrarily, due to test error) — House Bill 4822 (2015)

I sent a letter to the Michigan members of the House of Representatives on 11/8/2013 to warn about House Bill 5111 (2013). The proposed law would hold back 3rd graders (for a year) if they do not pass Michigan’s standardized reading test. By crunching the numbers, I see that this type of law will disproportionately affect… Read more The unreliability of the test at the center of Michigan’s House Bill 5111 (why thousands of 3rd graders would be held back arbitrarily, due to test error) — House Bill 4822 (2015)

Authentic Material and Requesting Copyright Permission to Use it

If you create a test with authentic materials and you want to share that test with others, you should do a few things: (1) In your test, cite the source and the date the material was downloaded/acquired. I normally print this right under the borrowed material in small font. If you modified the original material, note that… Read more Authentic Material and Requesting Copyright Permission to Use it

Formatting your papers according to the APA Manual, 6th edition, using Styles in Word 2010

Have you always wanted an APA-formatted template for creating APA-formatted Word docs? Now you can have one, made by me! RIGHT CLICK on this link (Mac users, Right-click by holding down the Control key and clicking) and select “Save file,” “Save file as,” “Save link,” or “Save link as” to download this template to your… Read more Formatting your papers according to the APA Manual, 6th edition, using Styles in Word 2010