Marc Tucker explains that there is no evidence that test-based accountability, for schools or for teachers, actually improves student achievement.
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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.
October 10, 2013
Marc Tucker argues that the next version of ESEA should require tests that actually measure higher order thinking skills and, at the same time, require accountability testing no more than three times in a student's career.
September 05, 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.
May 08, 2012
Marc Tucker argues for converting teaching from a blue collar occupation into a high status profession that offers profound satisfaction and reasonable compensation.
January 10, 2012
Marc Tucker reflects on how ESEA and NCLB treated the issue of accountability.