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Fellow Teacher-Educators: Question Everything

The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini. (October 20, 2015)

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Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Most states will shift to new, computer-based assessments to measure their ELLs' English-language proficiency this school year.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The Education Department's earlier hard-line approach on tying evaluations to student test scores is giving way to greater flexibility.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
The biggest increases from last year to this year were seen in physics and computer science, according to new data from the College Board.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Average scores either dipped or stayed the same for this year’s crop of high school graduates, according to college-testing officials.
September 4, 2015 - Education Week

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