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.
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March 19, 2013
March 13, 2013
PARCC becomes a nonprofit to help it stay afloat after federal money runs out in 2014.
March 12, 2013
Imagine 2,000 questions for 4th grade math that cover the entire scope of appropriate material from basic to advanced topics.
March 07, 2013
No amount of data can ultimately answer the questions we want to ask.
March 05, 2013
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers estimates that its tests will take 8 to 10 hours.
March 05, 2013
I believe that local educators should be told what to produce, and then they should be turned loose to do it.
March 01, 2013
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
New studies showing flawed use of placement tests could open the door to the common assessments.
February 25, 2013
The MetLife American Teacher Survey presented insight into the problems with teacher job satisfaction, and the frustration that is building with the bureaucratic intrusions into the demands on teachers today.
February 21, 2013
A small group of Washington policy wonks says both assessment consortia are "on the wrong track" and predicts more states will drop out.