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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.

October 30, 2014

In Defense of Educational Change

Casey: Shouldn't we take on directly "test and punish" accountability, rather than be diverted into a crusade against the common core?

October 28, 2014

The Dangers of the Common Core

Meier: As long as we see standards as 'The Standards' we will face this danger—and especially if who is right/wrong is based on impact on test scores designed by the same people who have mandated the standards.

October 22, 2014

Education Officials to Re-examine Standardized Testing

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.

September 19, 2014

Rethinking the Emphasis on Standardized Testing

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

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Wins Primary, But Progressives Show Dissatisfaction

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

Florida District Reverses Decision to Opt Out of State Testing

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.

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