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April 15, 2014

Wasting the Lessons of Assessment History

Mort Sherman of American Association of School Administrators responds to Henry Braun and suggests life beyond the efficiently scored tests that we are so dependent on. Particularly, he calls for a closer look at students' dispositions such as persistence, self regulation, and self evaluation.

April 07, 2014

Designing a State Accountability Program: Part I

Marc Tucker lays out his vision for an effective state accountability program including strategies to address low-performing schools.

April 01, 2014

We Must Change Accountability First

David N. Cook, Director of Innovation and Partner Engagement at the Kentucky Department of Education discusses the need to change the types of accountability systems used in education.

April 01, 2014

K-12 Assessments Are More Art Than Science

Michael V. McGill of Scarsdale Public Schools, New York responds to Edmund W. Gordon and emphasizes: the "science" of measurement adds value to education only when it's applied in a spirit of humility and guided by sound human judgment.

March 31, 2014

Measurement Science Can Do More for Education!

Edmund W. Gordon of The Gordon Commission calls for assessment FOR education.

March 29, 2014

Designing an Accountability System: Setting the Stage

Marc Tucker offers recommendations for redesigning not only our accountability scheme but our entire education system in order to provide all students the kind and quality of education formerly reserved for the elite.

March 27, 2014

Funding is Critical to Improved Learning

Lindsey Childers, a 2013-14 Hope Street Group Fellow from Christian County, Kentucky talks about funding as it relates to improved student learning.

March 21, 2014

Accountability and the Modern Teachers' Union

In his fifth blog post on accountability, Marc Tucker addresses the question: How can we move to a professional model of teaching when we have unions that are based on a blue-collar model of teaching?

March 17, 2014

Validity, Test Use, and Consequences: Pre-empting a Persistent Problem

Test use has consequences. What we need is more formal training, discussion, and cross-learning among key constituent groups to improve understandings of how common validity issues arise, with a view towards pre-empting unintended and adverse consequences in future.

March 17, 2014

Response to 'Validity, Test Use, and Consequences: Pre-empting a Persistent Problem'

Today test-makers, public officials, and business and foundation leaders, not educators, dominate that discourse. A better balance is badly needed; front-line educators must be brought into the discussion.

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