The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been a mess and has put these standards at risk of survival. CCSSO and NGA need to select a Common Core Czar to oversee the implementation and grant this person the authority to make needed changes as well as recommend changes in laws and regulations.
All Blog Posts With accountability Tag or Category
November 25, 2013
November 21, 2013
Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.
November 07, 2013
A plurality of Oklahoma schools received B grades on the latest A-F school accountability results the state released Nov. 6.
November 05, 2013
Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli to be Virginia's next governor, setting the stage for potential education policy debates over funding and accountability in that state.
November 04, 2013
A new Indiana A-F school accountability system approved by a legislative panel Nov. 1 would put more emphasis on student growth.
November 04, 2013
School district leaders in Oklahoma are increasingly unhappy with the state's A-F school accountability system following data problems, but Gov. Mary Fallin wants them to knock off the criticism.
November 01, 2013
Helen Janc Malone closes the International Perspectives on Education Reform Blog with a call for collective action and a comprehensive approach to educational change.
October 27, 2013
Helen Janc Malone introduces the final blog week with a theme "whole system change."
October 24, 2013
Rukmini Banerji and Madhav Chavan offer a compelling case for the use of literacy and numeracy assessments as tools to understand progress and gaps in student learning in India.
October 23, 2013
Elena Lenskaya offers a sobering lesson in the unintended consequences of standardized testing--teaching to the test and learning to the test.