We teachers have enough on our plates helping our students, fighting the cheaper, but equally dangerous knock-offs of D.C.'s IMPACT evaluation system, and working for humane and evidence-driven methods to improve our schools. We shouldn't waste our strength worrying about whether evidence that supports the accountability hawks is exaggerated or not.
When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachusetts is just one rung below Japan, according to a study released by the U.S. government Wednesday.
The results are mixed. Thirty-six U.S. states scored higher than the international math average of 500, out of a possible
Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?
“[Those who developed the framework] felt it was definitely time that we start assessing our students using computers,” Dr
Standards for science vary from state to state, according to STEM advocates. A report from Rosen's group, called "All Over
The states themselves set the standards, however. They do so by choosing "cut scores," the cut-off point to determine distinct