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.
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December 05, 2013
November 15, 2013
A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.
October 31, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how America's decreasing academic expectations and grade inflation are posing serious challenges to implementing the Common Core.
October 03, 2013
An interview with Jim Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on what the common standards and assessments will mean without a prescribed curriculum.
September 16, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews Bob Linn, an expert on American testing, and Howard Everson, the Vice-President for Research at the College Board, on the country's current direction in standards and assessments.
September 06, 2013
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.
August 09, 2013
Marc Tucker exposes faults in the argument that policymakers should abandon the common core assessments on the grounds that they are too expensive.
June 20, 2013
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.
June 14, 2013
Responding to a comment on his blog, Marc Tucker explains how the findings of NCEE's recent report, "What Does It Really Mean to be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics Required of First Year Community College Students", relate to the common core state standards.
May 18, 2013
Marc Tucker addresses recent backlash against the Common Core State Standards and explains why they will benefit disadvantaged students.