November 2015 Archives

The problems in education lie not just with the tests, but how we use those tests to devalue our children and our democracy, write Kenneth S. Goodman and Yetta M. Goodman.

Standardized tests are not only a poor predictor of student success, but can also damage students' love of learning, writes the dean of enrollment at Hampshire College, which doesn't accept test scores in admissions.

Scaling back testing is only the first step in restoring the dignity of the teaching profession, writes retired educator Joseph A. Ricciotti.

Stagnating NAEP scores and a public shift on mandatory testing practices indicate the U.S. Department of Education has "run the classic bureaucratic scam," writes T. Robinson Ahlstrom.

There are three major and documented ways in which current accountability practices harm students, write Jennifer Jennings and David Cantor.


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