Assessment and Testing

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Bob Dahm for Education Week
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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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Arizona and North Dakota require high school students to correctly answer portions of the test to graduate, and other states are weighing such a mandate.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Following his district's big academic gains, receiver/superintendent Jeffrey Riley explains why he won't yet implement the standards assessment.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
The new flexibility granted to the state by the U.S. Department of Education, being tried out in a handful of districts, is a departure from the NCLB law.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Scores from tests aligned with the new standards are widely expected to be lower than the results of previous assessments, and states want to head off a backlash.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Knitting assessment thoughtfully into any work on curriculum is crucial, experts say, so it's important to have oversight models that ensure that it happens.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
Testing can make a teacher's already-tough job even more stressful. Lori Branham and Julie Hiltz have some tips for holding it together when testing season comes around.
March 3, 2015 - Teacher
Two days of floor debate on the House Republican measure to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act revealed sharp differences over K-12 policy.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
The average combined math and verbal SAT scores of new teachers in New York state schools rose over the last decade, a new study finds.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Even some of the most ardent supporters of the standards say the ones developed for the upper grades have weaknesses and should be revisited.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week

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