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March 21, 2013

'Garbage In, Garbage Out'

VAM (value-added measurement) is new to the scene, but as you know has been debunked for its unreliability and probably lack of validity by many others.

March 20, 2013

How Your School Compares Internationally

Do we need tests that compare individual American students to their international peers?

March 19, 2013

Evaluations Are Better Than No Evaluations

While citing a litany of potential flaws in testing, the opponents of teacher and school accountability often create a straw man that bears little relationship to the real policy discussion.

March 13, 2013

Testing Consortium Reorganizes for Long-Term Survival

PARCC becomes a nonprofit to help it stay afloat after federal money runs out in 2014.

March 12, 2013

A Realistic Approach to Better Testing

Imagine 2,000 questions for 4th grade math that cover the entire scope of appropriate material from basic to advanced topics.

March 07, 2013

More Than One Way to Judge Education

No amount of data can ultimately answer the questions we want to ask.

March 05, 2013

Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimates

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers estimates that its tests will take 8 to 10 hours.

March 05, 2013

National Standards, Local Control

I believe that local educators should be told what to produce, and then they should be turned loose to do it.

March 01, 2013

Where We Disagree: Let's Discuss

How we conduct 12 or more years of our children's education is surely a sensitive topic, and hardly a trivial matter.

February 26, 2013

Remediation Required of Students Who Don't Need It, Studies Say

New studies showing flawed use of placement tests could open the door to the common assessments.

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