State-level results from the PARCC tests have been released for Maryland’s high school students. Lots of kids did poorly, but not all.
The Obama administration will issue guidance to reduce the amount of standardized testing schools put kids through for accountability.
Inequity is promoted, not reduced, when school accountability results label schools as failing: voters turn out in White districts, not in Black.
Bravo Hampshire College, which has banned SAT or ACT scores for student applicants. The college isn’t ranked anymore as a result.
Some parents in Calif. say it was illegal for their kids’ school district not to notify them they had the right to opt out of state tests.
Common Core test scores will be released soon. The data may look good, but it tells us very little about our schools & teachers.
The teachers’ union in Md. calls on the state and federal government to reduce the amount of time kids spend on testing.
The results from the PARCC tests are going to be bad, and opinion writers, ill-informed as they may be, are trying to warn us.
2015 ACT composite scores in Illinois were highest among states where all graduates were required to take the test.
The Md. comptroller let it be known at a Board of Public Works meeting that he finds the quality of certain Pearson-developed tests scandalous.
The gauges in our brains that track skepticism for the validity and even relevance of state tests are pegged off-scale high.
The latest PDK poll came out Sunday. People don’t like tests, are split on opting out, and like their local schools.
Calif. cancels a test required for graduation but forgets to cancel the law that made the test a graduation requirement.
Employees at a big mega-sales company that was born on the Internet are abused, not unlike teachers in our schools.
Some bad questions on New York’s latest instance of Common Core-aligned reading tests for 3rd graders leave a lot to be desired.