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.
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March 21, 2014
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.
March 11, 2014
Pondiscio: Fair-minded readers might applaud the mindset that asks not simply, "What does this test measure?" but also, "What kind of classroom practice does this test encourage?"
January 16, 2014
Private schools accepting voucher- and tax-credit-scholarship students should be required to administer state tests to those students and disclose the results, says the Fordham Institute.
December 17, 2013
What will happen when the groundswell of opposition to the overuse of standardized testing affects change? We must be prepared to lead the revival of the democratic principles from the bottom up in state and local debates about education.
December 03, 2013
We need a bolder reform agenda, one that opens minds and creativity, radically changes how schools are funded, reinvents classroom and school house, changes our calendars and keep our youth engaged in learning year round, envisions less brick and mortar, more community connection and, that brings little ones to school at 4 and allows them move on, when they are ready.
November 05, 2013
Defining and reporting on multiple measures is more work. But, it may serve to balance our focus so that standardized testing results takes it rightful place as just one indicator of the work we do.
October 24, 2013
Rukmini Banerji and Madhav Chavan offer a compelling case for the use of literacy and numeracy assessments as tools to understand progress and gaps in student learning in India.
October 21, 2013
Barry McGaw discusses the implementation of a national curriculum, customized student testing, and an online school assessment tool designed to stimulate system-wide improvement in Australia.