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
September 19, 2014
Many who are concerned with education reform in the U.S. look to Asian education systems as the model to follow. Whether for cultural, economic or political reasons, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and other Asian nations are widely considered to be societies that get public education right.
September 10, 2014
As widely expected, incumbent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Democratic primary challenger and Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout on Sept. 9
September 02, 2014
Last week the Lee County school district in Florida became the first in the country to opt out of all state testing. One member of the board changed her mind, and that was all it took for a vote to rescind.
August 31, 2014
Education is less like a vast machine than it is like a rain forest.
August 28, 2014
After an emotional, three-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.
August 28, 2014
After an emotional, there-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.
March 21, 2014
Joshua Starr of Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland responds to Eva L. Baker and identifies the "conditions for success" that are necessary in every school in order to drive increased student achievement.
March 20, 2014
Eva L. Baker of UCLA asserts: assessment must be exceptionally transparent to those engaged in teaching and learning. Good transparency occurs when test content can be clearly summarized without giving away the specific questions.
March 13, 2014
Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.