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January 22, 2015

Isn't It Time We Take Back Education Reform?

Educational reform means to make changes to make something better, and it's gotten a bad reputation over the years. It's time we change that.

January 16, 2015

Do We All Need a Dose of Assessment Literacy?

Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.

January 08, 2015

It's Time to Stop Ignoring Data

Using data properly can lead us to better student outcomes, and after a few years of battle with it, I'm calling a truce.

January 06, 2015

Our Nation May STILL Be 'At Risk'

More than 30 years later we may still be A Nation At Risk but for many different reasons.

December 14, 2014

3 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Matters

Sadly, there are 3 reasons why high stakes testing matters...to some people.

December 02, 2014

Is It Time to Get Rid of Grades?

There is a No Grades movement building across the US. What is it all about?

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.

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