Marc Tucker recounts the history of criticism of NAEP's standard-setting process and proposes a new model for The Nation's Report Card.
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October 04, 2018
September 27, 2018
With NAEP at a critical crossroads as the Nation's Report Card's governing board sets new proficiency standards, Marc Tucker argues the board must align those standards to real-world college and career readiness or U.S. students and schools will pay the price.
July 18, 2018
Marc Tucker discusses the importance of getting testing right now that the number of PARCC and Smarter Balanced states have declined significantly.
September 27, 2017
Despite its use by a growing number of states and districts, Marc Tucker weighs in on why the SAT may not be the best measurement for college readiness.
October 27, 2015
A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools shows over testing is rampant in U.S. schools. The Obama administration says it recognizes its role in the flood of tests, but will this acknowledgment of responsibility result in real change?
September 17, 2015
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?
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.