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October 29, 2014

Big Suburban District Leaders Favor Staggered Testing for NCLB Waiver States

Big suburban superintendents want new kinds of tests and the option to test less frequently.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Ed. Groups, Unions Calls For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

October 24, 2014

Poor and Minority Kids Must Count in NCLB Waivers, Civil Rights Groups Say

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 23, 2014

Will New Hampshire Be Arne Duncan's 'Test Case' for Accountability 2.0?

New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.

October 20, 2014

Florida Takes First Formal Step Against U.S. Dept. of Ed. on ELL Testing

Scott sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, requesting a hearing on the issue before the Office of the Administrative Law Judges.

October 16, 2014

Regents' Approval of Standards Could Help Oklahoma Regain NCLB Waiver

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 15, 2014

State and District Leaders Vow to Reduce Testing, Stick With Annual Assessments

State school chiefs and urban district leaders committed to eliminating redundant tests, but they also made clear that they will not back away from annual standardized testing.

October 06, 2014

Where Do We Stand on NCLB? A Progress Report for Congress

The administration last week released an NCLB snap shot of sorts, looking at where states were during the 2011-12 school year.

October 03, 2014

Friday Reading List: Testing, Common Core, and Common Core Tests

Should we test students less often? Who is making money off of Common Core tests? What should states have to do to renew their waivers? For the answers, check out these good reads.

September 23, 2014

New Study: Adequate Yearly Progress Not So Bad

A new study shows that NCLB's accountability system may not be as bad as some people think.

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