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September 06, 2013

David Driscoll: Implementing the Common Core and the Consortia's Tests

Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.

June 20, 2013

A New 'Common Core' for England

A guest post by Tina Isaacs, a member of the faculty at the Institute of Education at the University of London, on the major curriculum reform currently underway in England.

April 26, 2013

Testing, the Common Core, and Consumer Resistance

Marc Tucker examines the meaning behind consumer resistance to mandated school testing.

September 05, 2012

8 Problems With the Common Core State Standards? I Don't Think So

Marc Tucker responds to educator Marion Brady's objections to the common core state standards.

May 15, 2012

Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Marc Tucker takes a look at new research arguing that the Common Core K-8 standards in mathematics are comparable to those used by the world's top-performing countries.

April 05, 2012

How Australia Developed a National Curriculum and Assessment System

An interview with Barry McGaw, the the Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, on how Australia developed a national curriculum and assessment system.

February 29, 2012

The Brown Center Report: When Will American Researchers Take on the Issues That Really Matter?

Marc Tucker responds to Tom Loveless' recent take on interpreting international test scores.

February 22, 2012

How the Brown Center Report Got it Wrong: No Relationship Between Academic Standards and Student Performance?

Marc Tucker reviews the latest report from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution

February 07, 2012

Resilience and the Disadvantaged Student

Marc Tucker examines the OECD data on disadvantaged students who succeed in school.

January 19, 2012

On Curriculum, Assessment and (Especially) Writing in the Modern Age

Marc Tucker discusses two different approaches to test construction.

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