Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.
Recently in High Stakes Testing Category
February 26, 2015
January 25, 2015
In New York State the education system is built on a political cycle and not a pedagogical one.
January 16, 2015
Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.
January 06, 2015
More than 30 years later we may still be A Nation At Risk but for many different reasons.
December 14, 2014
Sadly, there are 3 reasons why high stakes testing matters...to some people.
December 04, 2014
What should all students be expected to learn? The Common Core set out to level the playing field, but in many states different schools are doing different things. Level playing field...or more of the same?
December 02, 2014
There is a No Grades movement building across the US. What is it all about?
October 30, 2014
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
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.
October 09, 2014
Something is missing in the raging debate about the Common Core, and in today's guest blog Yong Zhao addresses it.