Every year millions of students Opt-in to voluntary Advanced Placement tests. What can these students tell us about the reasons other students and families are choosing to Opt-Out?
All Blog Posts With standardized testing Tag or Category
July 21, 2015
June 25, 2015
Now is an opportunity to reach out to the parents who have become actively engaged in a movement to protect children from the stresses of over testing, and capture their interest and energy.
June 04, 2015
Back in 1998, South Carolina decided to give its new standards some bite by holding students and schools more accountable through standardized tests.
May 28, 2015
The opt-out movement is right to call for a richer, more authentic learning experience. They're wrong to stay silent on the educational inequality that makes testing necessary.
April 21, 2015
No longer is it about how one teaches, it is about what children learn. The stakes have changed.
April 09, 2015
Will New Teacher Evaluation Requirements and Increased Focus on Standardized Testing Have Any Positive Results?
How can we assess teachers as doing a good job or not, if the system in which they are working does not allow for designing the learning opportunities required to prepare their students?
April 06, 2015
If teachers don't believe the evaluation process is valid and worthwhile, then they won't take it seriously and potential positive effects will never trickle down to students.
March 23, 2015
An examination of ed-tech use in prestigious private schools prompts a big question: Would public school educators prefer abundant resources, or no standardized tests?
February 14, 2015
Los Angeles Unified School District teacher Robert Jeffers says that common standards and the related assessments could provide important instructional opportunities for teachers.
February 11, 2015
The only thing worse than annual statewide standardized testing is not testing kids at all.