The number of standardized tests that U.S. students take is too high. While I feel that the idea to use tests to hold schools accountable is a good one, the frequency and redundancy of standardized testing has gone too far.
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October 22, 2014
October 09, 2014
Six additional states have now seen their No Child Left Behind waivers extended through the end of this school year, including Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah.
September 30, 2014
While corporate lobbying and palm-greasing is disturbing in its own right, we can't pin the obsession with testing on Pearson.
September 29, 2014
The Education Department still needs to tackle teacher preparation regulations and outline criteria for judging assessments.
September 26, 2014
The retiring U.S. representative also says that politicians are attacking the standards largely to position themselves better for the 2016 presidential elections.
September 26, 2014
Add California Democrat Rep. George Miller's name to the list of policymakers who think a "smart pause" is warranted before tying teacher evaluations to tests aligned to the Common Core standards.
September 23, 2014
A new study shows that NCLB's accountability system may not be as bad as some people think.
September 17, 2014
In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.
September 16, 2014
At least 17 waiver recipients say they are likely to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to postpone using student achievement data in teacher evaluations this school year.
September 15, 2014
That means the districts—including Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana Unified School Districts—have some work to do if they want to keep their waiver in the 2015-16 school year and beyond.