Teachers at an elementary school in Chicago have made the bold move of announcing that they will refuse to administer state-mandated standardized tests that are scheduled to start next week.
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February 26, 2014
October 15, 2013
A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher moraleand potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.
August 21, 2013
Two national polls released this week come to different conclusions about whether the public supports incorporating standardized test scores into teachers' evaluations.
July 18, 2013
Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.
May 20, 2013
The Seattle school district announced that high schools in the city will no longer be required to administer the Measures of Academic Progress assessmenta computerized adaptive test teachers had refused to give earlier this year.
April 09, 2013
Are testing systems to blame?
March 25, 2013
An Indianapolis high school English teacher adds her voice to the growing chorus of educators speaking out against what they see as extraneous and unreliable benchmarking assessments.
March 22, 2013
So I bet you never stopped to consider the effects of teacher-evaluation reform on county fairs. I can't say that we have, either, but apparently this has become a not insignificant matter in the town of Carrington, Ohio.
February 20, 2013
Sociologist Aaron M. Pallas says that we may soon begin seeing wide descrepencies in student test scores across districts as a result of the Common Core State Standards.
January 24, 2013
In an op-ed published last week, Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle explains why he and his colleagues are refusing to administer the the Measures of Academic Progress benchmarking exam.