The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.
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October 01, 2014
May 14, 2014
The latest round of NAEP results for 12th graders delves into a variety of contextual factors, including math courses students have taken and their attitudes toward reading.
April 03, 2014
Teacher evaluations linked to test scores would be delayed under a Maryland bill awaiting the governor's signature.
December 04, 2013
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.
October 30, 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 29, 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.