A new study says taking tests helps people learn, even moreso than some studying techniques.
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January 21, 2011
January 20, 2011
A California program is a role model for those who want to help K-12 systems align to college expectations.
January 18, 2011
It is astonishing to realize the extent to which education debates are now framed and dominated by economists, not by educators or sociologists or cognitive psychologists or anyone else who actually spends time in classrooms.
January 14, 2011
Somewhat ironically, the success of Chinese students on recent international tests has been met with a mixture of embarrassment and soul-searching back home, according to a Los Angeles Times story.
January 13, 2011
The U.S. is not exactly a world leader in producing top-tier performers in math and science.
January 12, 2011
Mixed into the optimistic visions of the folks working on new assessments for the common standards are some more-skeptical strains. One recent example I've come across: a prediction from George Wood, the executive director of the Forum for Education and Democracy, that the new tests won't prove, in ...
January 11, 2011
New guidance from the Department of Education warns states not to wander too far from their Race to the Top plans.
January 11, 2011
[Correction: This blog post should have said that the NAEP math items examined in the Brookings Institution study were, on average, two to three years below the 8th grade math recommended by the common-core standards. The algebra items were at about the 6th grade level. The items from the "numbers" ...
January 07, 2011
The federal government intends to provide grants for the development of English-language-proficiency assessments that are aligned with the national common core standards.
January 06, 2011
No serious discussion can take place among people who hold so many different pictures of both current and past realities and have no patience for digging further.