I believe that the ESEA reauthorization should allow for schools and districts to take a streamlined, positive, student-centered approach to annual assessment then annual testing. In order for this to work, the assessment must be aligned to college and career standards.
This week begins the make-or-break, do-or-die standardized testing that will label your child a success or a failure. I urge you not to let your child take the state test. Opt out.
“Once we put students in groups, we give them very different opportunities to learn — with strong patterns of inequality
The controversy over standardized testing was given new focus by the recent Chicago teachers strike. One of their major objections was to having the Chicago Board of Education use these tests heavily to determine teacher competence.
Instead, many educators believe "detracking" or "heterogeneous or mixed-ability grouping" ensures success across racial lines
"Please do your best," I say. "Please don't make me look bad." That one is their favorite -- and why shouldn't it be? It empowers them as do few aspects of their education.
New York Teachers Accused Of Giving Brooklyn Elementary School Students Answers On State Tests In Exchange For Perks
The practice was uncovered when fellow teachers blew the whistle. The city and state education departments are now investigating
With one set of academic standards now serving as the educational guideposts in nearly every state, questions are hovering
How do we make sure that testing is perceived as informative and challenging, rather than as a series of anxiety-filled experiences that disrupt real learning?