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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.

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.

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