In this second MiddleWeb post in a series about mid-year teaching challenges, special educator Laurie Wasserman examines the difficulties students may be having with assessment. Students who receive special education services, "as well as 'shades-of-gray kids' who struggle with mastering concepts but aren't identified as having learning disabilities," frequently do poorly on paper and pencil tests, she notes. Wasserman offers ideas about traditional test prep and the creation of alternate assessments. Two Teachers in the Room blog.
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