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August 28, 2014

Florida District May Be the First in the Country to Forgo State Testing

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

Florida District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

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

Assessing School Success Comprehensively

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

Can We Trust Assessment Results?

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

Improve Democracy, Not Tests

Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.

March 11, 2014

Testing, Truth, and Consequences

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

Voucher Students Should Participate in State Tests, Says Fordham

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

After the Standardized Test Debate Is Won ... Then What?

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

Assessment vs. Accountability

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

Standardized Test Results Are Only One Measure of Our Work

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.

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