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Hi George and everyone,

Thanks for this George - it's very interesting.  (It will be informative
for the Assessment Website and the AleWiki!)

Do people really use the phrase "Dance of the Lemons" to describe
"incompetent" (their word) teachers?  That kind of floored me.  Have
folks heard this term/phrase used in regards to teachers/teacher
evaluation?  Seems terribly negative (deficit model) to me.

But also, I saw:

Exhibition - an inclusive demonstration of skills or competencies. The
performance is judged against standards of excellence known to teachers
ahead of time. Typically, these are live performances, often
interdisciplinary, and may require individual creativity as well as a
display of developed skills. Exhibitions can include individual or
group/collaborative projects produced over an extended period of time.
See  Demonstration (Performance), Group/Collaborative Product.

I've asked about exhibitions before on the list.  I know them from
Coalition of Essential Schools/Ted Sizer.  I personally find exhibitions
to be so exciting!  The coolest part about exhibitions that I observed
in a school in Providence was that the panel of judges included
teachers, administrators, classmates, professionals from the community
(who were partnering with the school to provide the educational
experience), and interested community members.  It was as much "an
assessment" as it was a showcase - you could barely tell which was more
important.  I really liked that.  One of the kid's projects included his
dad, who was a Vietnam vet, and part of their project was to go back to
Vietnam, which they did together.

Does anyone have experience with exhibitions like this?  I'd love to
hear about it...

marie cora
Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and 
Coordinator/Developer LINCS Assessment Special Collection at

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Behalf Of George Demetrion
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:01 AM
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Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:957] Teacher Evaluation Kit

I found this link in my hunting resources down about curriculum.  Nice
set of definitions.


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