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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

Teacher Evaluation Means Nothing Without Teacher Buy-In

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

Ed Tech in Elite Private Schools: A Look Ahead

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

Common Core, Data, and the Road Ahead

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

Standardized Testing Is Bitter (But Necessary) Medicine

The only thing worse than annual statewide standardized testing is not testing kids at all.

February 10, 2015

Leaders Take Notice: Care Counts

Rather than tugging for or against the standardized testing, for example, energy can be spent on the real concern...closing the achievement gaps and preparing all students for colleges and careers.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Confront Testing Malfunctions

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Sort Through Testing Breakdowns

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

December 27, 2014

Florida Announces Plans to Review Its Standardized Testing Program

The Florida Department of Education has announced plans to review the state's standardized testing. The announcement comes after a year of criticism of testing policies and opposition toward the new standards.

December 21, 2014

Freeing Schools From Carnegie Units and Standardized Testing

Carnegie Units and the use of standardized tests are archaic models that accompanied us into this century. We would do well to shed them for a newer, and yes, better way to frame the education we offer students.

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