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.
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April 30, 2015
February 26, 2015
Tough-minded accountablity reforms for teachers colleges miss the mark in efforts to improve teacher quality.
February 05, 2015
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
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
How professional development works in schools that have created an environment for continuous improvement
September 18, 2014
Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."
August 21, 2014
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
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.
July 16, 2014
Why the current incentive structure for school leaders does not support the goal of substantially improving student performance.
July 02, 2014
Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.