Marc Tucker explains how the results of the latest PISA assessment ought to inform America's education policy reform agenda: we should be basing it on the strategies employed by the top performing education systems in the world.
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December 05, 2013
December 04, 2013
As worry swirls around the use and disclosure of student-level data, PARCC issues rules that clarify that it will not share such data with the federal government. Any decisions about sharing that information lies with states, according to the new policy.
December 02, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education has revealed the states that want to replace all or part of their 2014 tests with field tests developed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
December 02, 2013
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 27, 2013
Some 68 percent of district curriculum directors plan to purchase new instructional materials for common-core implementation, according to an MDR survey.
November 22, 2013
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has released a request for proposals to develop assessments, submit assessment reports and analyze results.
November 21, 2013
Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.
November 19, 2013
Longtime publishing house HarperCollins will give e-book provider Curriculet access to its extensive list of titles.
November 13, 2013
A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.
November 12, 2013
GlassLab has released SimCityEDU, a classroom version of the popular city-building video game, for use as a teaching and assessment tool.