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October 30, 2014

Comfortable Learning Environment: Soften the Blow of Accountability?

In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, and mandates.

October 19, 2014

Does Increased Accountability Work?

A recent NY Times article suggests that increased accountability isn't helping to raise achievement or growth...something educators have been saying for many years.

September 24, 2014

The Goldilocks' Principle: Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students

Do special education students suffer from our lower expectations or from a state's expectations that may be too high? Only Goldilocks' knows.

April 04, 2014

This Assessment...Not That Assessment

There is a big difference between the capital A Assessment of high stakes testing, and the lower case a of classroom assessment.

March 30, 2014

PISA Head Delivers Speech on School Autonomy

PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?

February 18, 2014

What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO?

Assessment is the new dirty word in education but with the right taxonomy, it can help change the way students learn.

December 18, 2013

Why Is Data a Dirty Word?

Data has become the next dirty four letter word but it's not the data's fault...it's how adults use it.

December 01, 2013

Should We Measure School Climate?

Schools have to keep a lot of "data" but the most important data they could get is through the use of a school climate assessment.

November 03, 2013

Tracking Student Discipline

In our present era of accountability schools have been given the task of collecting data on students, and some of that data has to do with student discipline. How much is too much?

October 26, 2013

New Forums Scheduled, But N.Y. State Commissioner Pressured To Step Down

NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?

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