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Kurt Tenopir
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Tracking Student Progress
Teaching Like One-Eyed Willy You've already heard me talk about John Hattie's list of areas that are most influential on student achievement. Toward the top of the list are things like self-reporting grades, formative assessment strategies, quality feedback...

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The Standards-Based Approach and Student Achievement
Show Me the Money! When we are faced with a new initiative or way of doing things, one of our most natural reactions is to view this new information skeptically. Why would we do this? What benefit will it have for my students? For me? And how about this one...

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Standards-Based Approach and Domain 3
Gratuitous 80's reference to keep up with the trend. The Ties that Bind The name of the blog is "Widening the Hoop," so I want to show you how a standards-based approach is tied to other elements of our District's school improvement efforts.in order to illu...

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Why Use a Standards-Based Approach?
Doing Mr. Miyagi's Household Chores Last week, I referenced the Sports Illustrated Sneakerphone. This week, I will be using another culturally iconic juggernaut from the 80's, The Karate Kid .  In the original Karate Kid , Mr. Miyagi tells Daniel-san to san...

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Introductory Post
A Blog Just For You, FHS Staff! On our January 16 Institute Day, I hinted at the idea of creating a blog to help us wrap our minds around a standards-based classroom.  As we strive to become more descriptive with our students' progress on the Critical Learn...
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