When professional development programs conflict with overemphasis on test scores, teachers face a precarious tension between their growth and the ever present threat of dubious evaluations. We read about an effort to sustain professional development in writing instruction amid a high-stakes testing environment.
Later, we look at the correlation between increasing cultural socialization and reductions in suspensions for Black students. These findings illustrate the need for a culturally competent teaching workforce.
- First Segment – 01:58 – Professional Development for Writing in a Testing Environment
- Second Segment – 26:50 – Social Culturalization and Inclusive School Environments
- Smit, J., Lesley, M., Baker-Beach, W., Stewart, E. (2022). Investigating meaningful impact in adolescent writing achievement within a high-stakes testing context. Journal of Research in Reading. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9817.12397
- Wang, M. T., Scanlon, C. L., Del Toro, J., & McKellar, S. E. (2022). Reducing suspension for minor infraction and improving school climate perceptions among black adolescents via cultural socialization: A multi-informant longitudinal study. Learning and Instruction, 80, 101621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2022.101621
- No Child Left Behind: An Overview (EdWeek)
- The impact of No Child Left Behind on students, teachers, and schools (Dee & Jacob, 2010)
- The Effects of No Child Left Behind on Children’s Socioemotional Outcomes (Whitney & Candelaria, 2017)
- 062 Cognitive Effort & Professional Learning (Two Pint PLC)
- Collaborative Autonomy: Exploring the Professional Freedom of Three Science Teachers (Ralph, 2020)
- Implicit Bias is Real, Implicit Bias Training Matters: Responding to the Negative Press (Redfield, 2020)
- What is QuantCrit? (STEM Equity)
- How to “QuantCrit:” Practices and Questions for Education Data Researchers and Users (Castillo & Gillborn, 2022)
We drink the Shiner Candied Pecan Porter, a porter brewed with roasted praline pecans from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX.