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May 20, 2013

Seattle Teachers' Test Boycott Pays Off

The Seattle school district announced that high schools in the city will no longer be required to administer the Measures of Academic Progress assessment—a computerized adaptive test teachers had refused to give earlier this year.

May 17, 2013

40 States Probed Alleged Cheating on Tests, Federal Report Finds

A new federal study shows few states are untouched by cheating probes, and all are aware their testing systems are vulnerable to cheating.

May 16, 2013

Problem vs. Solution: A Response

We need a diversity of attempted solutions;mistakes must be honored, not attacked.

May 16, 2013

There Is Only One Effective Teacher Evaluation

Teacher evaluations that are being perpetrated on teachers by politicians and reformers are wrong-headed. Peer Assistance and Review programs offer the best method that assure teacher quality.

May 16, 2013

Can We Take a Tylenol® for the Madness?

We have endured the tests. Now we must plan for the reaction to the scores. Tisch and others should stand up with us and join us in navigating the turbulence caused by this change.

May 14, 2013

NAEP Faces Budget Ax: Social Studies Exams to Be Scaled Back

The National Assessment of Educational Progress in civics, history, and geography is being scaled back because of budget cuts. It will only be offered to 8th graders.

May 14, 2013

And So Ends the Seattle Testing Boycott Saga—for Now

Seattle superintendent José Banda emailed the district with a plan of action for the MAP test that spawned a teacher boycott.

May 14, 2013

New Attack on Common Core From Pennsylvania Democrats

Pennsylvania Democrats are saying the common core is not being funded properly and could lead to dramatically lower graduation rates.

May 14, 2013

Am I a Part of the Cure ... or the Disease?

What if the perfect for which you have spent decades championing really is the enemy of the good?

May 14, 2013

We Need Leaders, Not Mudslingers!

We have had much to say about the new tests and policy makers who are not listening. But we should have no interest in mudslinging toward those who see things differently.

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