Marc Tucker continues the discussion on accountability and describes how the top-performing education systems use assessments and the results to help students and schools improve.
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March 13, 2014
March 05, 2014
Continuing his blog series on accountability, Marc Tucker examines the premises that underlie different approaches to accountability system design.
February 25, 2014
In an ongoing series of posts about accountability, Marc Tucker discusses the damaging effects that test-based accountability has had on the profession of teaching.
February 21, 2014
Marc Tucker explains that there is no evidence that test-based accountability, for schools or for teachers, actually improves student achievement.
February 13, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews Pasi Sahlberg about Finland's fall in the rankings on the 2012 PISA.
February 07, 2014
How the federal education agenda with an emphasis on on charters, federally imposing the Common Core initiative, teacher evaluation, and test based accountability is seeking solutions in all the wrong places and pushing policies that are not backed by evidence.
January 17, 2014
Marc Tucker explains why US students have such poor writing skills and what we can do to change that.
December 13, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.
December 05, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how the results of the latest PISA assessment ought to inform America's education policy reform agenda: we should be basing it on the strategies employed by the top performing education systems in the world.
November 21, 2013
Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.