At the Visible Learning International Conference, school leader Sarah Martin posed the question Would your students show up to school if they didn't have to? In our present system...I'm not sure they would.
Recently in High Stakes Testing Category
July 27, 2014
July 09, 2014
Recently, the Utica City School District in New York received a grant to extend their school day. One of the reasons to extend the school day was to increase test scores.
June 26, 2014
High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.
June 17, 2014
For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?
June 15, 2014
Anthony Cody recently wrote an outstanding blog about reluctant warriors. Many educators don't like to be warriors because they dislike confrontation and discourse. How is that all working out?
May 04, 2014
The state of Washington recently lost their NCLB waiver from the federal education department. Jo Moccia, a school superintendent writes why the state should be celebrated and not punished for their teacher evaluation system.
April 04, 2014
There is a big difference between the capital A Assessment of high stakes testing, and the lower case a of classroom assessment.
April 01, 2014
In many states, high stakes testing really provides little to no effective feedback to students and teachers, which isn't pedagogically sound, but teaching something "because it's on the test" isn't pedagogically sound either.
March 30, 2014
PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?
March 02, 2014
For too long, educators have sat back and followed rules, only to end up in an era of test-based accountability. Educators need to think of those who they have long respected, and wondered what they would do during this time.