What do “positive outlier” districts have in common? They support well-qualified, experienced educators and focus on equity.
The gains against high-stakes accountability are real, but a new book cautions that ending the blind reliance on testing will take a lot more hard work. Educators and parents can help make that happen.
The campaign to end the high-stakes testing madness and bring real teaching and learning back to the classroom continues to gather momentum.
The myopic focus on improving test scores is jeopardizing a critical aspect of effective teaching: creating an engaging, happy classroom.
A College Board study that says grade inflation is rampant in high schools could be used as an argument for more standardized testing.
Retaining a student should not be determined by a single test score. Better ways exist to help give them the support they need.
In a stand-off with the district, teachers in Sacramento are bargaining to make major improvements to their schools.
A new study finds money is a strong motivator for students, calling into question the value placed on many standardized tests.
An art project in New Mexico highlights subject areas that can’t be measured on a standardized test.
The choice is simple: Do we want deeper, more individualized learning for our students or more useless multiple-choice tests?