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June 12, 2015

Thinking About Ed. Data From the Student's Perspective

Unless students get feedback that motivates them, the elegance of state and district data systems won't mean much.

June 10, 2015

Accountability Needs Narrative More Than Numbers

Statewide accountability data won't create organizational learning unless it's connected to a school's story about where it's headed and what causes success.

June 10, 2015

Civil Rights and Testing: Response to Haycock and Edelman

In this blog, Marc Tucker responds to two critics of his earlier blog on the question of whether annual testing helps or hurts poor and minority children.

June 08, 2015

Some NCLB Waiver States Worry Accountability 'Pause' Comes With Strings

The flexibility under the NCLB law comes with an asterisk: States will still need to set student achievement targets, known as "AMOs," for the 2014-15 school year.

June 08, 2015

Understanding the Opt-Out Movement: A One-Woman Play (In Five Acts)

This five-act play explains the opt-out movement from the year 2000 to present.

June 05, 2015

Teachers Don't Want More Data, They Want Better Data, Gates Survey Finds

A new survey by the Gates Foundation finds that nearly all teachers regularly use digital tools like digital gradebooks, but are unhappy with the data or the tools they have access to.

June 04, 2015

How Does the Opt-Out Movement Intend to Close Achievement Gaps?

The opt-out movement is right to call for a richer, more authentic learning experience. It's wrong to stay silent on the educational inequality that makes testing necessary, Cristina Duncan Evans say.

June 03, 2015

Will a Skeptical Public Accept Multiple Indicators?

California dumped its single number achievement system, and it's headed toward a dashboard of indicators. Will the public learn to read the dials and lights or just hone in on standardized test scores?

June 03, 2015

Former Rep. George Miller Worried Senate ESEA Rewrite Lacks Accountability

The issue of whether the bipartisan Senate ESEA reauthorization bill includes enough protections for poor and minority students is sure to be one of the biggest debates if the bill is brought the Senate floor, as it's expected to sometime this summer.

June 01, 2015

In Nod to Florida, Texas Lawmakers Approve A-F Grades for Schools

On May 31, Lone Star State lawmakers approved House Bill 2804, which would extend the state's current method of giving districts letter grades to individual schools.

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