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June 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton Meets With NEA, Talks Testing, Accountability

It's hard to discern the shape the Democratic candidate for president's K-12 policies might take from her rhetoric on standards and assessments.

June 08, 2015

Judge Finds N.Y. Certification Exam Discriminatory

A federal district judge finds the new version of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test used by New York City had a racially disparate impact.

June 08, 2015

Arkansas Poised to Drop PARCC's Common-Core Test in Favor of ACT

Arkansas was one of 10 states, along with the District of Columbia, to use the PARCC test in the 2014-15 school year.

June 05, 2015

Group Publishes 'Open Letter' Opposing AP History Framework

National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.

June 03, 2015

'Defies Measurement' Illustrates Failures of Test-Focused Policy

In "Defies Measurement," Shannon Puckett has produced a documentary that illustrates what has been lost, and what we stand to lose, through the misuse of standardized test results to drive education reform.

June 03, 2015

Missouri Drops Smarter Balanced Common-Core Exam

A provision of the state education budget signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would cut off funding for the Smarter Balanced exam and require a new test for the next school year.

June 03, 2015

Kansas Tried for Local Tests Under NCLB Waiver, But Pulled Plug For Now

Now that federal officials have given New Hampshire permission to try local assessments, will it be easy for other states to get the same deal? Maybe not, if Kansas' experience is any guide.

June 03, 2015

Kansas Tried for Local Tests Under NCLB Waiver, But Pulled Plug For Now

Now that federal officials have given New Hampshire permission to try local assessments, will it be easy for other states to get the same deal? Maybe not, if Kansas' experience is any guide.

May 31, 2015

How to Cheat on State Standardized Tests and Not Get Caught

Recently, the Atlanta, Georgia cheating scandal has been in the news as many of the people involved have been convicted, and incredibly sent to prison. This is insane. I thought prison was a place for people who were dangerous or who committed some serious crime.

May 28, 2015

Hello Again, McFly! Whatever Happened to Demands for a 'New Test System'?

A 1990 study from the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy found the system of tests in American public schools had become a "hostile gatekeeper" for many students.

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