Cap Lee has served 50 years in the trenches asking parents, kids and teachers the questions others have been afraid to ask. From that information he developed and implemented the Milwaukee Village School in 1995, a fully public school within the Milwaukee Public Schools with union support.
A significant but seldom noticed amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act is that made by Senator Susan Collins and Senator Bernie Sanders. The amendment passed with the final bill!. It says in part:
(a) "Innovative assessment system defined:
The term 'innovative assessment system' means a system of assessments that may include:
(1) Competency-based assessments, instructionally embedded assessments, interim assessments, cumulative year end assessments, or performance based assessments that combine into an annual summative determination for a student which may be administered through computer adapted assessments
(2) Assessments that validate when students are ready to demonstrate mastery or proficiency and allow for differentiated student support based on individual learning needs.
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