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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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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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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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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Leading With Data: Lessons from 9-years of Charter School Board Service

“Before we review the data dashboard, I have three questions: what changed in the last month that surprised you or alarmed you? If something alarmed you, what is your leadership team doing to address...
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