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April 15, 2013

Having Rejected Common Tests, Alabama Opts for New ACT Exam

The move holds symbolic importance for the two federally funded assessment consortia, which are mindful of maintaining membership in order to stay viable.

April 11, 2013

Explaining KIPP's 'SLANT'

I'll devote this second letter to discussing the educational practice you asked about, known as SLANT.

April 09, 2013

Atlanta Cheating Scandal Reactions

Are testing systems to blame?

April 08, 2013

Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment'

A group of researchers makes a plea for understanding formative "assessment" as a suite of teaching practices.

April 05, 2013

Should Common Assessments Use Computers to Score Writing?

The two federally funded groups designing tests for the common standards are awaiting feedback from pilot and field testing before making the decision.

April 04, 2013

Former ACT Leader to Oversee Assessment at College Board

Cynthia Schmeiser will join the College Board to oversee programs including the SAT.

April 04, 2013

How KIPP Schools Define Success

What's cool to me about the education reform space now is that traditional systems and charter organizations throughout the country are finally collaborating in meaningful ways to help more kids.

April 03, 2013

Teachers Who Cheat Go to Jail

The Atlanta scandal on teachers and administrators cheating on standardized testing has rocked the teaching profession. A closer look should examine this complex problem and changes need to be made.

April 02, 2013

Texas Parents Join Forces to Reduce Testing

A parents' group called Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment is working to reduce the number of mandatory exit tests in Texas from 15 to three.

April 02, 2013

Trying to Understand the KIPP Approach

Would KIPP's founders and leaders argue that it would be a good experience for all kids or only for "certain types"?

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