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July 11, 2016

When It Comes to Grading, Is '50' the New 'Zero'?

An increasing number of schools are revamping their grading practices, including the use of 'no zero' policies.

April 18, 2016

Teachers Give Evaluation Systems Low Ratings, Survey Finds

A majority of teachers say evaluation systems based on student test scores have deteriorated their relationships with parents, students, administrators and other teachers, according to a new survey.

November 12, 2015

Anxiously Waiting on SAT Scores? Study Suggests a Little Stress Is Good

For students, waiting on the results of a test isn't always easy, but sometimes it can be emotionally rewarding.

September 10, 2015

NYT Piece: Teachers Aren't Dumb, But Teacher Prep Might Be

A psychology professor argues that the real problem with U.S. education is not that teachers rank poorly among college graduates, but that the training they receive to become teachers is woeful.

May 04, 2015

What's Wrong With Standardized Testing? Watch John Oliver Offer His Analysis

In a sprawling but nuanced examination, comedian John Oliver explained why the U.S. standardized testing system exists and the harms it creates.

April 10, 2015

Will Opt-Outs Affect Teacher Evaluations? Probably Not, Say Researchers

A new analysis of standardized test scores suggests that it would take very high numbers of students opting out of tests to hurt a teacher's evaluations.

April 09, 2015

Testing Season Gets Teachers Excused From Jury Duty

Two teachers in Tampa, Fla., used the demands of testing season to get excused from being on the jury for a murder trial.

April 03, 2015

Roundup: Educators React Strongly to Atlanta Verdicts

Education Week gathered reactions to the Atlanta test-cheating trial, in which 11 educators were found guilty of racketeering.

March 26, 2015

Teacher Chides One Direction for Interfering With Test Prep

The departure of One Direction band member Zayn Malik wreaked havoc on a San Antonio teacher's standardized-test preparation.

January 26, 2015

Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.

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