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May 28, 2015

Hello Again, McFly! Whatever Happened to Demands for a 'New Test System'?

A 1990 study from the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy found the system of tests in American public schools had become a "hostile gatekeeper" for many students.

May 27, 2015

Louisiana Common-Core Compromise Progresses, But Uncertainty Tags Along

Louisiana's compromise concerning the Common Core State Standards is moving ahead in the state legislature, but it hasn't crossed the finish line or cleared other hurdles.

May 27, 2015

Chiefs for Change Group Expands and Shifts Membership

The three new members are Chris Barbic, the head of the Tennessee Achievement School District; Dale Erquiaga, the Nevada state chief; and Mike Miles, the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District.

May 26, 2015

Who's Scoring the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessments?

EdWeek got inside the operation and found out who's scoring the tests, and how they're being trained.

May 22, 2015

Test-Refusal Proponents Win Seats in New York School Board Elections

More than 50 of the roughly 70 candidates endorsed by a Long Island, N.Y. opt-out group won seats on their local school boards this week.

May 22, 2015

Wisconsin Budget Recommendations Include Citizenship Test

Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.

May 21, 2015

Teachers Have No Voice or Choice in Testing, So Why Would They Support It?

Public school educators have knowledge and expertise that should be welcomed into policy debates, says Deb McCarthy, and that means the teaching profession benefits from the opt-out movement.

May 21, 2015

What the Opt-Out Movement Teaches Students

There is a frightening new sentiment in the education world these days that it is OK for students to pick and choose what they participate in, Marika Heughins argues.

May 21, 2015

Five Non-Waiver States Will Get to Pause School Ratings For a Year

You don't need a comprehensive No Child Left Behind waiver to get a reprieve from some of the law's accountability requirements.

May 21, 2015

PARCC to Shorten Next Year's Common-Core Test

The PARCC consortium approved a redesigned Common Core test that will be 90 minutes shorter than the current exam, and has agreed to shift the testing window to later in the school year.

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