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August 21, 2014

Accountability Report Urges Fewer Tests, More Peer Review

A report from the National Center on Education and the Economy says holding teachers accountable for the results on annual standardized tests is not in line with international practices and warps instruction unproductively.

August 21, 2014

Educator Accountability for Education Professionals -- A New Idea

A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.

August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Achievement, Assessment, and Accountability

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.

August 11, 2014

11 Michigan Charter School Authorizers Face Suspension

11 of Michigan's 40 charter school authorizers face possible suspension for poor oversight.

August 06, 2014

Remaking Accountability in California: Getting Beyond Test Scores

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

California Rising: An Interview With Mike Kirst

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

Fort Worth School District Audit Finds 2.7 Million in Wasteful Tech Spending

The audit sheds light on the need for schools to be cautious when purchasing new technology, and diligent when monitoring its usage.

July 24, 2014

Nebraska Agency to Track Effects of 'Whole Child' Factors on Achievement

The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.

July 18, 2014

Five Inconvenient Truths for Traditionalists

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

The (Il)logic of Teacher Evaluation

Why the current incentive structure for school leaders does not support the goal of substantially improving student performance.

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