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.
More than 5,000 Colorado 12th graders opted out of a new state-mandated science and social studies assessment last week. Here are some excerpts of local coverage: Chalkbeat Colorado: Instead of taking the state’s science and social studies tests, seniors at Fairview High School (in Boulder) braved below-zero temperatures to rally against a testing system they […]
WFTV 9 in central Florida reports that Florida plans to implement means-testing of Kindergarteners. Yes you read that right. An excerpt: Channel 9’s Lori Brown found out that the state is requiring districts to develop tests for every subject taught in kindergarten. The state law requires Orange County to develop 15 different tests for kindergarteners. […]