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June 10, 2015

Civil Rights and Testing: Response to Haycock and Edelman

In this blog, Marc Tucker responds to two critics of his earlier blog on the question of whether annual testing helps or hurts poor and minority children.

May 28, 2015

Annual Accountability Testing: Time for the Civil Rights Community to Reconsider

Why are civil rights groups fighting so hard for annual accountability testing when there is no evidence that it helps poor and minority students?

April 30, 2015

How Should We Gauge Student Success? The Accountability Dilemma

High achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, science and problem solving is essential. But our goals for educating young people should include much, much more than just raising test scores in these areas.

February 26, 2015

Federal Policy on Teacher Quality: Is Accountability the Answer?

Tough-minded accountablity reforms for teachers colleges miss the mark in efforts to improve teacher quality.

February 05, 2015

Fixing NCLB: The Right Federal Role With Improved Accountability

How a new architecture for accountability would reset the state/federal balance, improve outcomes for all students, including the most disadvantaged, and avoid the unintended consequences of NCLB.

January 29, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: A Broken NCLB and Its Unintended Consequences

Why the record of achievement for test-based accountability in No Child Left Behind has been dismal and rife with unintended consequences.

December 19, 2014

World-Class Teacher Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics

How professional development works in schools that have created an environment for continuous improvement

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

August 21, 2014

Educator Accountability for Education Professionals -- A New Idea

A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.

July 31, 2014

California Rising: An Interview With Mike Kirst

Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.

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