A new study finds that the cost of PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests won't rise by more than a few dollars per student if a substantial number of states drop out of the consortia.
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October 30, 2013
October 28, 2013
New York Commissioner of Education John King announced the elimination of an 8th grade math test for some students and grants to help reduce testing.
October 27, 2013
Helen Janc Malone introduces the final blog week with a theme "whole system change."
October 25, 2013
A Morehead, Ky., newspaper pulls an online poll about school accountability after complaints and finger-pointing from respondents complaining about teachers, parents, administrators, and students.
October 24, 2013
Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the two candidates for governor in Virginia, focused on school choice, testing, teacher pay, and school safety during their Thursday night debate.
October 23, 2013
Elena Lenskaya offers a sobering lesson in the unintended consequences of standardized testing--teaching to the test and learning to the test.
October 21, 2013
Oklahoma officially withdraws from PARCC, making eight states that are no longer participating in the two consortia. But for a few states, it's more unclear.
October 20, 2013
Helen Janc Malone introduces this week's blog theme, "accountability and assessment systems." She writes that at the heart of the current accountability debate is a fundamental question, What is the purpose of all the collected assessment data? Are they an end game or a starting point to educational change? And, should the focus be on external accountability or, should we refocus attention on professional responsibility and internal accountability? How do we have both?
October 15, 2013
A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher moraleand potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.
October 08, 2013
Test-score achievement may lead to a BA, MA, or PhD, but it isn't the route to a good job if enough good jobs don't exist.