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July 15, 2014

States' Policies on Exit Exams and Common-Core Tests Merge, Collide

If states don't modify their use of high school exit exams, there could be bad consequences for students, a New America Foundation report says.

July 15, 2014

College Board, ETS Apologize for 'Racist' T-Shirts Sold at AP History Grading Event

The College Board and Educational Testing Service have issued an apology about T-shirts bearing racially charged caricatures of Chinese politicians that were distributed at a grading event for the Advanced Placement World History exam last month.

July 14, 2014

Reading List: The History of Testing and Measurement

Five suggestions for interesting and thought-provoking reading on the history of testing and measurement.

July 14, 2014

The New Yorker Uncovers Some Rocks in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

The magazine looks at the scandal through the eyes of a teacher who was drawn into erasing wrong answers and engage in other forms of cheating.

July 14, 2014

AFT Takes Key Steps on Standards, Accountability

At its convention in Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution calling for greater educator involvement in implementing the common-core standards.

July 11, 2014

What Will the AFT Do About Common Core?

Two resolutions floating around the AFT convention in Los Angeles offer very different positions on the common core.

July 09, 2014

Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments

Last spring, while millions of American students were bubbling in answers to multiple-choice questions on the ubiquitous tests that determine school and teacher ratings, student promotions, graduation, and college admissions, some students were meeting a higher standard. At the Urban Academy, a second chance high school in New York City that is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, Gemma Venuti completed the set of research papers that were part of her graduation portfolio — and defended them before a committee of teachers, students, and experts from outside the school.

July 09, 2014

After Cyber Attacks, Kansas Board Votes to Not Report Test Scores

The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?

July 07, 2014

NEA Delegates Talk Common-Core Math

Members of the teachers' union generally said they like the common standards, but lack resources and are scared about what testing will bring.

July 05, 2014

How Teachers Can More Effectively Speak Truth to Power

By participating more frequently and more vocally in the ongoing national dialogue about K-12 education, teachers can help ensure that discourse reflects reality and not merely the musings of policy elites

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