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August 27, 2008

Guest Blogger Bruce Fuller: The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability

Bruce Fuller, sociologist and professsor of education and public policy at the University of California - Berkeley, has co-edited a new book, Strong States, Weak Schools: The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability. Below, he provides a Q&A on the book’s findings. Q. Media reports...

August 22, 2008

Yes, Beltway Wonks, Sampling Error Does Matter

It's in vogue these days to declare the building blocks of statistical inference irrelevant to assessing the performance of schools. For example, Joel Klein recently argued that statistical significance is "a game." Yesterday, Kevin Carey argued that accounting for sampling error - the idea that the...

June 27, 2008

The Unintended Consequences of Focusing on Proficiency

I'm totally in awe of the regular commenters here - for me, they are the best part of this site. I had to share this comment by Rachel, who had this to say about the post below:One of my worries about the emphasis on "proficiency" -- and the lack on emphasis on anything above proficiency -- is the u...

June 26, 2008

New York's Lake Woebegon Effect

Sol Stern nails it in his article on test score inflation:The premise of NCLB, as of so many current education reform efforts, is that schools must serve the interests of children, not the interests of the adults who work in the system. But in a classic case of unintended consequences, the widesprea...

June 17, 2008

High Achieving Students in the Era of No Child Left Behind

Fordham's new study on how high achievers have fared under No Child Left Behind is out. (See NYT coverage here.) Here's the main story:* While the nation's lowest-achieving youngsters made rapid gains [on NAEP] from 2000 to 2007, the performance of top students was languid. Children at the 10th perc...

June 13, 2008

Still a Bobo in Paradise

Meet the Status Quo. It includes the Chairman of the Board of the NAACP (Julian Bond), the former president of the Urban League (Hugh Price), a Nobel prize winning economist and expert on early childhood interventions (Jim Heckman), some of the country's most distinguished experts on urban poverty (...

June 11, 2008

Why We Should Care About Test Score Inflation

Kevin Carey’s dismissal of “test score inflation” provides an ideal opportunity to talk about the book I finished this weekend, Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us, by Dan Koretz, a psychometrician at the Harvard Grad School of Education – hardly an opponent of testing.Kor...

June 10, 2008

Big Props for a "Broader, Bolder Approach to Education"

The potential effectiveness of NCLB has been seriously undermined, however, by its acceptance of the popular assumptions that bad schools are the major reason for low achievement, and that an academic program revolving around standards, testing, teacher training, and accountability can, in and of it...

June 09, 2008

NCLB This Week: The Trailer

In this Time article, Susan Neuman, who served as Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education during George W. Bush's first term, lets us in on her doubts about NCLB and the administration's missteps. Buried at the bottom of the article is a good reason to keep your eyes on the papers...

May 13, 2008

Roberta Flack, Vietnam, and NCLB - All in One Op-Ed

It's a deadly slow week in education policy, so I'll pass along this op-ed in the School Library Journal (Killing Me Softly: No Child Left Behind) on a teacher's decision to leave teaching because of the No Child Left Behind Act. Minus 5 points for the melodramatic beginning (I feel like the last ma...

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