Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

12.04.14 On the False Dichotomy in Math

Fascinating post from William Schmidt, Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and co-director of the Education Policy Center.  Schmidt compares the differences between the PISA and TIMMS assessments.  In a nutshell, he notes the Major distinction in what the two tests purport to measure: the TIMSS is focused on formal mathematical knowledge, whereas the PISA emphasizes…