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Tiffany Mungin, a graduating student from East Side Community High School, presents a long-term research project about U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War to David Vazquez, principal at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists, left, and Ben Wides, a 12th grade history teacher at East Side Community High School in New York.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

N.Y.C. High School Strives for 'Authentic' Assessment

East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test. (July 17, 2015)

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The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their own bills to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Here's how the bills compare in key policy areas, and how they stack up against the No Child Left Behind Act—the current law—and the Obama administration's NCLB waivers.
August 3, 2015 - Education Week
McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments.
July 31, 2015 - Education Week
East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test.
July 17, 2015 - Education Week
There's no consistent strategy as states cast a critical eye on the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests and the types of assessments that are required.
July 8, 2015 - Education Week
The culprit in U.S. schools is high-stakes testing, not educators who made bad decisions, writes Arthur Richard Greenberg.
July 2, 2015 - Education Week
The building opt-out movement signals a need for K-12 policymakers to improve family engagement, argue Michael P. Evans and Andrew Saultz.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Resistance to mandated tests, especially from parents of children with special needs, is reaching a breaking point in many districts, writes Rebecca Page Johnson.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The opt-out movement has an impact on K-12 accountability, but it's complicated, write researchers Jessica K. Beaver and Lucas Westmaas.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Twelve years after opting their children out of testing, Fred and Catherine Hamel interview their daughter on her experience.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Parents have a civil right to opt out of testing when children's K-12 needs go unmet, write Judith Browne Dianis, John H. Jackson, and Pedro Noguera.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week

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