Marc Tucker explains that there is no evidence that test-based accountability, for schools or for teachers, actually improves student achievement.
All Blog Posts With NCLB Tag or Category
February 21, 2014
February 19, 2014
A new analysis finds that NCLB flexibility waivers too often continue flawed accountability practices of the original law rather than considering non-test-based indicators, student growth, student demographics or results from subjects other than reading and math.
February 11, 2014
A site intended to debunk myths about the common core raises questions about the exact nature of federal financial support for state standards.
February 07, 2014
How the federal education agenda with an emphasis on on charters, federally imposing the Common Core initiative, teacher evaluation, and test based accountability is seeking solutions in all the wrong places and pushing policies that are not backed by evidence.
January 15, 2014
In his state of the state speech last night, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence offered perhaps his strongest indication yet that he wants the state to drop entirely out of the common core.
January 07, 2014
Today, Politico offers an analysis of conservative's organized opposition to the Common Core which points out that the end game for many of these Koch-funded groups is total annihilation of public education
January 07, 2014
After New York is dinged for not putting a list of reward schools online versus sending out a press release, some are wondering if federal officials are monitoring the right things.
January 06, 2014
Mississippi and Idaho have some of the biggest problems, according to a new wave of No Child Left Behind Act monitoring reports from the U.S. Department of Education.
December 17, 2013
A report from the New America foundation raises the question of whether states are intervening in the rights schools under their NCLB waivers.
November 19, 2013
The Common Core standards say, "Here's what you must prove you're accomplishing." If you tell your students that you expect them to study and learn the chapter about Torquemada and 15th Century Spain, they know there's a test coming.