One elementary school on Chicago’s west side has announced that the teachers are refusing to administer the ISAT to their students, in violation of federal law.
We analyzed the item types on the PARCC practice tests & found that almost all could be delivered in a paper-and-pencil test. We question the need to upgrade technology at great cost.
We respond to a letter in the Baltimore Sun asking why educators say kids should prepare for harder tests and skip the easier ones because their scores will go down.
It’s not clear whether charter school officials outright cheated when they administered the ISAT to special ed students, but irregularities in the data suggest a systemic problem of some sort.
A very eloquent objection to many school reforms sweeping the country was entered onto the record in Knox County, Tenn., by Ethan Young, a student. Our response follows.
The scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the “Nation’s Report Card” were released last week, and we have a few details to share.
A look at poverty among US students reveals a spike in the number of states where more than half of the students are living in poverty. What does it mean?
A national movement is picking up steam as parents in several states have made the conscious decision to allow their kids to skip school on standardized test days.
Our analysis reveals possible problems with the test design in New York, and we are concerned with alignment to the Common Core.
Georgia has dropped out of a major testing consortium, and other states are considering the idea, due primarily to the increased costs they would incur and to technology concerns.
2 NY teachers taught a lesson about the Declaration of Independence using a large scroll modeled after the document in that it was intended to tell a government about the wrongs being inflicted on its subjects.
The Latin phrase “vox ætatis” means “voice of an age group.” In our first installment in the new series, we asked a leader of a student-led group opposed to some standardized tests a few questions.
The Washington Post published a “standardized test” that was written by an 8th-grade student in New York. It’s all in fun, but with any good joke, there are elements of truth.
The teachers’ strike in Dixon, Ill., now in its 9th day, has forced school officials, all the way up to the Assessment Division at the Illinois State Board of Education, to make special accommodations to give students every chance to complete state testing.