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October 28, 2014

Template for 'New Accountability' Demands 'Shared Responsibility' for K-12

In addition to calling for an end to "test and punish" policies, the plan wants government held accountable for providing adequate resources to public schools.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Ed. Groups, Unions Calls For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

October 28, 2014

The Dangers of the Common Core

Meier: As long as we see standards as 'The Standards' we will face this danger—and especially if who is right/wrong is based on impact on test scores designed by the same people who have mandated the standards.

October 28, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Conn. Gubernatorial Race

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is battling Republican Tom Foley to be Connecticut's next governor, with testing emerging as a major K-12 issue.

October 27, 2014

President Obama Is Root of Test-Reduction Rhetoric, Sources Say

The push to reduce the amount of time schools spend on testing originates in the White House, sources say.

October 27, 2014

White House Is Root of Test-Reduction Rhetoric, Sources Say

The president's new thinking on tests seems to put his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a pretty awkward position.

October 25, 2014

Urban Educators Debate Testing in National Town Hall

The Council of the Great City Schools convened a town hall on the current testing regime in public schools, with panelists discussing its impact and what's needed to better assess student learning and the effectiveness of classroom instruction.

October 23, 2014

A New Approach to Testing: New Hampshire Seeks Federal Approval

New Hampshire is proposing an alternative to testing all students every year with the same assessment. If the U.S. Department of Education approves its pilot plan, it could send a powerful signal that more testing flexibility might be available for states.

October 23, 2014

Will New Hampshire Be Arne Duncan's 'Test Case' for Accountability 2.0?

New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.

October 23, 2014

Testing Consortium Awards Contract for English-Learner Assessment

The WIDA consortium has chosen a Minnesota company to score its new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessment that will debut in 2015-16.

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