Education News Archive - November 18, 2007
Getting Off the Back Burner: Impact of Testing Elementary Social Studies As Part of a State-Mandated Accountability Program
By Vogler, Kenneth E Lintner, Timothy; Lipscomb, George B; Knopf, Herman; Heafner, Tina L; Rock, Tracy C Abstract Social studies and social studies education is in the midst of what aptly can be described as a crisis of relevancy.
Word of the Day
- A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
- Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
- To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
- To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.