Results from the first administration of the Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessments are coming in, but the question is: Are we prepared for what they are likely to tell us?
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September 17, 2015
July 23, 2015
What's preventing U.S. states from investing in high quality instructional systems like the world's top performers? It could come down to dollars and cents.
June 25, 2015
In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.
September 25, 2014
In a response to Diane Ravitch and Yong Zhao, Marc Tucker argues that instead of abandoning standardized tests, the United States needs much better standardized tests, administered at fewer grade levels.
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.
January 10, 2014
Marc Tucker refutes critics of PISA who claim that we can ignore the poor performance of US students because the test doesn't measure the things that really matter.
December 05, 2013
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.
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.
September 05, 2012
Marc Tucker responds to educator Marion Brady's objections to the common core state standards.
January 31, 2012
Marc Tucker examines the motivations behind studying habits.