CATS Changes May Be Nearer

Here’s the latest on the bill to change CATS testing from the Courier-Journal. What’s new here is that Representative Harry Moberly now seems willing to completely remove the writing portfolios from the assessment. Instead, these would be used as instructional tools with their use monitored by Frankfort (a plan we have supported for some time).…

Imagine That!

The National Council on Teacher Quality recently released “No Common Denominator,” a report on the preparation of elementary school teachers to teach mathematics. The report lists five standards that “would be the mark of a high quality program of teacher training.” Standard #3 is catching attention in some national Listservs that deal with mathematics issues.…