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November 12, 2019

Schools Should Follow the 'Science of Reading,' Say National Education Groups

In the wake of falling reading scores on the test known as the Nation's Report Card, 12 major education groups are calling on schools to adopt evidence-based reading instruction.

July 24, 2019

International Baccalaureate to Eliminate $172 Registration Fee

The organization hopes the change, which will take place starting with the next round of exams in November, will make it more affordable for students to take the tests.

October 04, 2018

Tennessee Teachers Have Warmed to Evaluation System, But Not State Tests

Tennessee improved its teacher evaluation and training systems by integrating data and teacher voice, according to a new report. But value-added measures that evaluate teachers based on student test scores remain controversial.

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.

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