Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.
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October 30, 2014
October 28, 2014
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.
October 28, 2014
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.
October 27, 2014
The president's new thinking on tests seems to put his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a pretty awkward position.
October 24, 2014
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.
October 21, 2014
The Sooner State stands a very good chance of getting its waiver back. It's just a question of when.
October 16, 2014
Now that Oklahoma's institutions of higher education have given its standards the OK, the Sooner State has suddenly found itself in a position to regain NCLB flexibility.
October 10, 2014
Massachusetts faces no consequences from its decision to let districts choose which test to give next spring, but when Colorado explored the possibility of doing the same, the U.S. Department of Education gave it no opening.
October 07, 2014
Many of the folks originally in charge of major initiatives, including Race to the Top, NCLB waivers, and School Improvement Grants, have left the building.
October 01, 2014
Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.