Assessment Opinion NAEP vs. PISA? Hands down, It's PISA
PISA's collection of background data provides policymakers critical insights beyond just student performance. Marc Tucker makes the case that NAEP should collect similar information.
Marc Tucker, December 7, 2017
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School & District Management Opinion Has the United States Been 'Sleepwalking Through History' or Not?
Marc Tucker responds to critics of his argument that the U.S. has been sleepwalking in its approach to improving education compared to other countries.
Marc Tucker, October 12, 2017
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School & District Management Opinion Germany Rapidly Improved Their Schools and We Didn't—Why?
After disappointing PISA results in 2000, Marc Tucker looks at why Germany reacted with system-wide reform while the United States responded with complacency.
Marc Tucker, October 4, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Immigration and Education Are Necessary to Build a Strong Workforce
Marc Tucker discusses why immigration and education are essential components for building a highly skilled workforce.
Marc Tucker, May 18, 2017
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Assessment Opinion How Massachusetts Built a World-Class School System
Marc Tucker takes an inside look at how Massachusetts built an education system that ranks near the top of the PISA league tables and where it goes from here.
Marc Tucker, December 22, 2016
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International Opinion The 2015 PISA Results: What Do They Mean?
Marc Tucker explores how the PISA 2015 results may impact how we think about everything from math instruction and teaching quality to our place in the global labor market and immigration policy.
Marc Tucker, December 6, 2016
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Why Some Economies Grow and Others Don't
This week Marc Tucker reviews a new book by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann showing that quality of education has a major impact on a nation's economy
Marc Tucker, July 1, 2015
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Teaching Profession Opinion Estonia's Education System: Full of Promise, Facing Challenges
Do high PISA scores mask a serious threat to Estonia's education progress?
Marc Tucker, April 9, 2015
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Teaching Profession Opinion To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?
Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."
Marc Tucker, September 18, 2014
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Assessment Opinion Pasi Sahlberg on Finland's Recent PISA Results
Marc Tucker interviews Pasi Sahlberg about Finland's fall in the rankings on the 2012 PISA.
Marc Tucker, February 14, 2014
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Assessment Opinion When 'Pretty Good' Schools Aren't Enough
Meier: I believe the cards are so stacked against children in poverty and children of color that "pretty good" or "good enough for my own kids" will not make it for them.
Deborah Meier, February 11, 2014
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Teaching Profession Opinion What Now? Federal Education Policy Adrift
How the federal education agenda with an emphasis on on charters, federally imposing the Common Core initiative, teacher evaluation, and test based accountability is seeking solutions in all the wrong places and pushing policies that are not backed by evidence.
Marc Tucker, February 7, 2014
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International Opinion Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
Marc Tucker, January 30, 2014
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Assessment Opinion Tom Loveless on Hukou in China
Marc Tucker explains that while China's policies regarding migrant students are problematic, these are slowly being changed. In the meantime, Shanghai's education system still has much to teach the rest of the world.
Marc Tucker, January 24, 2014
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