A cheating scandal in the Atlanta district disproportionately hurt black students and drove enrollment in charter schools, a new study finds.
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May 08, 2015
March 12, 2015
Stanford University researchers explore ways to assess project and performance-based learning.
April 05, 2014
The results of a large, randomized controlled trial conducted in Indiana suggest that diagnostic or interim assessments have mixed and limited effects on final or summative exam results.
February 20, 2014
A new analysis finds that NCLB flexibility waivers too often continue flawed accountability practices of the original law rather than considering non-test-based indicators, student growth, student demographics or results from subjects other than reading and math.
August 23, 2013
The National Assessment Governing Board is recruiting educators and others to join.
May 29, 2013
Since time immemorial, teachers and parents alike have shaken their heads at bright students doing dumb things. Now researchers want to fill in the "rationality gap" in modern intelligence tests.
May 22, 2013
While the No Child Left Behind Act's threat of sanctions for low-performing schools can goose test scores, substantial school improvement comes from the law's ultimate sanction, wholesale restructuring, according to a new analysis of the law's effects in North Carolina.
July 25, 2012
One of the National Science Foundation's first new INSPIRE awards will look for ways to measure how creativity develops in groups.
May 27, 2012
Research suggests how teachers respond to student requests for help can improve or exacerbate their sense of "academic entitlement."
October 18, 2011
Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.