Are American students merely coddled, or are they instead aptly confident? Perhaps instead of being hobbled by a mathematical deficit, our kids are instead empowered by a superabundance of hopeful freedom that allows them to dare big things.
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December 04, 2013
October 29, 2013
Teachers are posting higher scores on the SAT exam than two decades previously, and higher scorers are now just as likely to teach as their peers.
May 28, 2013
At the Mission Hill School in Boston, teachers decide which ways to assess their students, and why. Educator Kim Farris-Berg imagines what it would like like if all teachers across the country were similarly trusted.
May 23, 2013
In this era of the school turnaround, what should a struggling school be turning into - and how can we know if it's working? Sam Chaltain has some ideas, but they would require a sea change in how we think about assessing whether or not students are learning.
April 27, 2013
Teachers need fair employment and dismissal procedures or so-called tenure because so much concentration on high stakes testing has distorted the practice of teaching. Politicians need to assure good teachers that they will not be subjected to personal, political, arbitrary, and capricious decisions not to mention nepotism.
March 20, 2013
Do we need tests that compare individual American students to their international peers?
March 15, 2013
Achievement gaps persist by gender persist across the globe, a new study finds, with boys lagging in reading and girls lagging in math.
March 12, 2013
Imagine 2,000 questions for 4th grade math that cover the entire scope of appropriate material from basic to advanced topics.
March 11, 2013
In maintaining our fixation on reading and math achievement, what do we fail to see? A recent announcement of the test results of one school -- a school in which the author knew all 56 of the tested students -- prompted some reflection.
February 28, 2013
There are two current storytelling efforts about two different schools that, if you're not careful, might feel like the American version of a tale of two cities. In reality, though, it's impossible to hear these two schools' stories and not see three clear implications for school reform going forward.