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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.

May 10, 2013

Comment Deadline Looms for Test Accommodations Manual

Some learning disability advocacy groups have said that the draft manual developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is too restrictive.

May 08, 2013

English Teachers Group Opposes Machine-Scored Writing

National Council of Teachers of English argues that computers ignore the most valuable elements of student writing.

May 06, 2013

Kentucky Common-Core Testing Snafus Upset Lawmakers

Kentucky has stopped the scoring of constructed-response items on common-core-based tests, and experienced separate test-related technical glitches.

May 06, 2013

Online Testing Runs Off-Track in Several States

Technological problems derail tests in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Minnesota.

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