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?
Denis Ian: Education’s deep spiral has now hit bottom. And the thud you hear? That’s your child’s head … hittin’ the wall.
Shane Vander Hart: Wisdom, like perseverance, grit, and other characteristics social emotional learning focuses on is subjective.
If teachers are really supposed to adjust their teaching methods due to standardized assessment results, then getting them a year late doesn’t help.
What can teachers do if they had an additional 23 hours with their students instead of taking a standardized test that frankly doesn’t help students?
Support for the Common Core State Standards has dropped 40 points since 2012 according to an annual poll conducted by Education Next.
Diane Ravitch of the Network of Public Education explains to parents why they should have their students opt-out of high-stakes standardized assessments.
Obion County Schools blocks Tennessee State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) from taking the standardized ELA assessment at Hillcrest Elementary School.
The Ohio House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would eliminate PARCC and restrict the amount of testing done in the state.
GOP Senate Aides are working on a Education and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill that would eliminate mandatory testing.