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April 10, 2014

Tenn. Teachers' Union Credits Motivational Video, Not Policy Efforts, for NAEP Gains

The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.

April 09, 2014

Stephen Colbert Takes on Common-Core Tests

The comedian mocked the possibly confusing terminology used on assessments aligned to the common standards.

March 28, 2014

N.Y.C. Teachers' Group Proposes Fixes for Common-Core Implementation

A group of New York City teachers associated with teacher-advocacy organization Educators 4 Excellence laid out ways to address the challenges being faced throughout the state.

February 26, 2014

Teachers at Chicago School Plan Boycott of State Test

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.

October 15, 2013

Teacher-Evaluation Fears Playing Out in New York

A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher morale—and potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.

August 21, 2013

Teacher Evaluations Tied to Test Scores: What the Public Thinks

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

Esquith on Why Great Teachers Are Leaving

Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.

May 20, 2013

Seattle Teachers' Test Boycott Pays Off

The Seattle school district announced that high schools in the city will no longer be required to administer the Measures of Academic Progress assessment—a computerized adaptive test teachers had refused to give earlier this year.

April 09, 2013

Atlanta Cheating Scandal Reactions

Are testing systems to blame?

March 25, 2013

Teacher: Give Me Testing Data That Make Sense

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.

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