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.
All Blog Posts With assessment Tag or Category
November 05, 2013
November 01, 2013
Helen Janc Malone closes the International Perspectives on Education Reform Blog with a call for collective action and a comprehensive approach to educational change.
October 31, 2013
Pasi Sahlberg explores a central role play has inside and outside the school context as a foundation for positive child development.
October 30, 2013
Pak Tee Ng discusses how two secondary education admission policy changes are raising questions about fair assessments and holistic education. As Ng states, "On one hand, we send signals to broaden the definition of success. On the other hand, we may have inadvertently set up more areas for competition." As he further explains, "education reform is seldom, if ever, merely an education issue. It is deeply entwined with societal culture... The debate is a process of national soul searching about what education really means to us as a society."
October 27, 2013
Helen Janc Malone introduces the final blog week with a theme "whole system change."
October 25, 2013
Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.
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 23, 2013
Boston researchers call for a more holistic approach to data for education improvement.
October 23, 2013
Elena Lenskaya offers a sobering lesson in the unintended consequences of standardized testing--teaching to the test and learning to the test.
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.