Insider CenterPoint Staff

The Need for Financial Literacy: The Role of Assessment (Part II)

In Part 1, I discussed the need for understanding Financial Literacy and including it in our students’ middle and high school experiences. Here, I will discuss the value of high-quality assessments...
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Insider CenterPoint Staff

The Need for Financial Literacy: Going Beyond Numbers (Part I)

In response to the financial crisis of 2008, schools were under pressure to offer more instruction in financial literacy. The need for students to possess functional financial literacy...
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Insider Article CenterPoint Staff

How Teacher Engagement, High Expectations, and Student Ownership Creates Rigor in the Classroom [Repost]

Editorial note: The below article was originally published on CenterPoint's blog "The Point" in 2018. Since publication, this article has proved to be the most cited and viewed post on our website....
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CenterPoint Staff

Meet Derrick Reed: CenterPoint's New Associate Director of Growth

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Insider CenterPoint Staff

Getting Warmer: The Case for Curriculum-Aligned Assessments

In an effort to be equitable, most current reading assessments are designed using texts that are likely to be unfamiliar to students ― what are known as “cold” reads. Since reading assessments are...
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Insider Article CenterPoint Staff

Promoting Inclusion in Mathematics Assessment: Applying a culturally responsive lens in mathematics assessment

More mirrors, please When a story on the radio about a new education startup designed for Black students featured the opening synthesizer sounds from Beyonce’s “Formation," I was immediately hooked.1...
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Article CenterPoint Staff

Invest in Student Success

Emergency stimulus funds for education present a rare opportunity for schools and school districts. This is a once-in-a-generation moment to make lasting investments that will reap benefits for...
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CenterPoint Staff

What is data literacy?

At CenterPoint, we think a lot about data and how to support teachers in using it to inform their teaching. We often use the wonky term – data literacy – when talking about this work. What exactly is...
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CenterPoint Staff

Becoming Human Using Assessment Data

What if testing was more human centric and not so scary and indiscriminate?
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CenterPoint Staff

Reflections on Schooling in the Pandemic

CenterPoint staff reflect on what we’ve experienced as parents and caregivers over the last year - and what we hope to take forward into the new normal.
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