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October 02, 2012

Plan Student Assessment With Common Core in Mind

The implementation of Common Core State Standards affects both instruction and assessment of students. Kate Garrison, AMLE author and director of professional development with Measured Progress, offers suggestions for successfully assessing students with CCSS in mind.

June 05, 2012

Federal Support Should Highlight the Good in Teacher Prep

AACTE's Jane West calls on federal policymakers to focus teacher preparation resources on strengthening teacher preparation programs over the long term, not just raise a heavy hand on accountability.

May 22, 2012

Fix the Fixation on Testing

AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyap calls on education stakeholders to end the fixation on low-quality, high-stakes assessments in favor of an accountability system that integrates testing with teaching and learning, and measures deeper subject matter knowledge and whether students have the skills to use it.

May 03, 2012

Ten Steps in the Right Direction: How Feds Can Strengthen Public Education

AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech offers ten steps that the federal government can take to strengthen public education in the United States.

April 24, 2012

Measuring What Counts

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly reminds us that while using data to inform decisions is important, not everything that matters can be reduced to a number.

February 16, 2012

The Opportunity to Excel

NSBA President Mary Broderick argues that our reliance on standardized tests may not be cultivating the learners we want. As we approach ESEA reauthorization, we need to shift federal policy to better prepare students to succeed in an uncertain world.

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