Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.
Big suburban superintendents want new kinds of tests and the option to test less frequently.
A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.
None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.
Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.
Tennessee recently delayed the use of its new common-core aligned state tests, and Gov. Bill Haslam announced that the state will begin a public vetting of the standards.
A new grant competition from the U.S. Department of Education will help states get early education programs off the ground and give others the chance to expand already successful models.
The president's new thinking on tests seems to put his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a pretty awkward position.
Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, minorities, English-language learners, and students with disabilities.
New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.