With the standards and accountability movement in education, along with its hyper-focus on testing, recess has become a luxury instead of a necessity for elementary school students.
There are 36 gubernatorial contests in 2018 with 269 declared candidates. What are they saying about education? According to Rick Hess and Sofia Gallo at American Enterprise Institute, not so much.
Wendy Hart: Instead of wondering how kids are doing on state assessments and whether a school is “good” based on the assessment scores, we need to be asking what are these assessments supposed to be measuring and how do we know they really are measuring what they claim?
ACT has developed its own social-emotional learning assessment for middle and high school students and officially jumps into the latest education fad.
Smith & Love: States should pursue their own course under an administration that in Alabama’s case showed respect for local and state control of education.
Jay Matthews: “In the spirit of confusing bipartisanship,” the Every Student Succeeds Act insisted each state define what an ineffective teacher was.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the Enhanced Assessments Grants program to help states study improving their current assessment systems.
Stop Common Core in Wisconsin has an education policy voter guide for the Wisconsin 1st Congressional District GOP Primary between Paul Ryan and Paul Nehlen
S. 1177 retains the 17 NCLB mandated annual tests in grades 3-12 and includes of student test performance in state accountability systems.
The value of effective teaching assessments is being undercut by the problems created by an overbearing federal involvement defining teacher accountability.