So according to Tamar Lewin in this NY Times article, (note my "evidence") the test has been "redesigned with an eye toward reinforcing the skills and evidence-based thinking that students should be learning in high school, and moving away from a need for test-taking tricks and strategies. Sometimes, students will be asked not just to select the right answer but to justify it by choosing the quotation from a text that provides the best supporting evidence for their answer...."
Students will now "receive a source document and be asked to analyze it for its use of evidence, reasoning and persuasive or stylistic technique."
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So in conclusion, why not share with your teachers at a faculty meeting that:
- Research is really an Evidence-based claim
- Research prepares students for taking tests that require them to think, analyze, conclude, and support their conclusions with data, quotes, evidence, information and more.
- Research is a CCSS anchor standard for College and Career Readiness