February 2014 Archives

In an ongoing series of posts about accountability, Marc Tucker discusses the damaging effects that test-based accountability has had on the profession of teaching.


Marc Tucker explains that there is no evidence that test-based accountability, for schools or for teachers, actually improves student achievement.


Marc Tucker interviews Pasi Sahlberg about Finland's fall in the rankings on the 2012 PISA.


How the federal education agenda with an emphasis on on charters, federally imposing the Common Core initiative, teacher evaluation, and test based accountability is seeking solutions in all the wrong places and pushing policies that are not backed by evidence.


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