High-stakes testing

Carelessly graded exams are worthless, and only serve to punish children, teachers, and schools. So who grades the tests?
Modern knowledge disciplines such as Technology & Engineering, Media, Entrepreneurship & Business, Personal Finance, Wellness
What toll does poverty take on learning opportunities? How do we begin to reduce its effect on students? For the past decade
The answer, of course, is simple. They are not truly interested in addressing structural inequalities on any other terms except those that align with their own interests-- interests out of line with the history and language they appropriate and the people for whom they claim to speak and want to assist.
C. M. Rubin is the author of two widely read online series for which she received a 2011 Upton Sinclair award, "The Global
From July 8-10, educators, parents, and activists will rally in Washington, DC for three days of action in defense of public
Rocketship charter schools get high test scores. By Rocketship’s corporate reform standards, those high test scores are what
c. 5/12/16 Dear Professor Oyler: I am writing to respectfully request that you remove all of the material reproduced from
*** Schneider is a southern Louisiana native, career teacher, trained researcher, and author of the ed reform whistle blower
In his letter to Pearson, Ludwig explained he and his student teacher followed Pearson guidelines for appropriate candidate
Rigor. The Merriam-Webster dictionary says it means, among other things, "an act of strictness, severity or cruelty." As horrible as that sounds, the word rigor has spread like a bad plague that makes up look like down.
Pearson (Mis)Education faces an assault on its operations from major British and American labor union pension funds.
Betty Rosa, who has participating in a series of education forums across the state, is also unhappy with the impact of new
In her bid to become UFT president, Lee says she represents a large, but mostly silent body of teachers who remain frustrated with the union for not challenging damaging education polices.
If appointed by the State Legislature to the Board of Regents, I will use my position as a platform to organize the people of New York to fight for social justice for children, in schools, and in society as a whole.
Are we watching the slow death of high stakes testing? Could it be true? Has someone actually listened to logic and reason and started to pull back on mandatory testing? We will have to wait and see, but it feels like we might be moving in (dare I say) a better direction.
New York State, in partnership with Pearson Education, is making it increasingly harder and more expensive to become a teacher without evidence that their demands and tests will improve education in the state.
This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."