If we continue to focus on student growth and improvement as learners, keep track of that progress, and watch its impact on standard test results, will we be able to know if what we are doing is helping students develop as learners and thinkers.
All Blog Posts With accountability Tag or Category
August 14, 2014
August 11, 2014
11 of Michigan's 40 charter school authorizers face possible suspension for poor oversight.
August 06, 2014
A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?
July 31, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.
July 24, 2014
The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.
July 18, 2014
In the second of two posts, Jal Mehta argues that neither reformers nor traditionalists have all the answers in moving towards deeper learning for all. This post highlights five blind spots of traditionalists that he thinks are worthy of more open discussion.
July 16, 2014
Why the current incentive structure for school leaders does not support the goal of substantially improving student performance.
July 10, 2014
A national group critical of improvement strategies used in recent years in the District of Columbia public schools says education leaders in the city have overstated improvements in student achievement.
July 10, 2014
The Indiana State Ethics Commission said former state Superintendent Tony Bennett committed no ethics violation in changing certain school grades in 2012.
July 02, 2014
Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.