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New York Standardized Testing

Early Look at 2016 SAT Practice Materials Raise Concerns

Alex Mallory | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Alex Mallory

The new SAT is not a bad test, but it is not yet polished. Given its numerous similarities to the ACT, therefore, students currently heading into their junior years will find the ACT a more reliable option for prep work.

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

Anthony Cody | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Anthony Cody

The corporate under-written Common Core standards and tests are at best a distraction and at worse add grievous insult to injury for children of color.

No Place for Poetry on My Son's Common Core ELA Test

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Cynthia Wachtell

Ever since Beowulf, poetry has been critical to the development of the English language. We are now seeing a form of literary expression disappear without any discussion of whether it has a role to play in modern education.

Entire Faculty Of School Says Standardized Testing Has Taken Over Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

The entire faculty at a New York City public school is taking a stand against standardized testing. The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education n...

Failing is the New Passing

Elissa Stein | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York
Elissa Stein

Mayor Bloomberg and the Department of Education are rushing to assure parents and school that these sub par grades will not reflect negatively on report cards, middle and high school admissions, teacher evaluations, and school ratings. But how can they not?

The Value of Standardized Testing

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Dr. Gail Gross

Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater, but rather use the test format as a catalyst to both examine teaching pedagogy and evaluate student performance.

NYC School Principals Fight Back Against Recent State Test

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2013 | New York

Principals around New York City are fighting back against what they see as flawed state tests. A group of 15 principals from selective middle and h...

Andrew Cuomo Unveils New York Education Agenda

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Andrew Ujifusa | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education

Expanding the amount of learning time for students and creating a new class of higher-paid "master teachers" are among the major changes New York stat...

The Racial Dynamics of Standardized Tests

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ruzan Sarwar

If critics of standardized tests think it's lack of finances or lack of access to resources that prevents certain races from performing to the stated benchmarks, I want to put an end to that delusion.

Standardized Tests Lead to Standardized Cheating

Glen Lineberry | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

Why all the cheating? In short, because the tests are too important, and because they test the wrong things.

7,000 City Students Wrongly Blocked From Graduation, Told They Failed Exams

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

More than 7,000 New York City elementary and middle school school students were wrongly banned from attending their graduation ceremonies after educat...

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

High-Stakes Testing Protest: 'I'm More Than A Test Score' | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- "We are not guinea pigs." "I'm more than a test score." "Testing is stressful." So declared the signs carried by parents and students T...

New York State Field Tests: Students Should Not Be Informed Of Connection To Standardized Exams

Gregory Kristof | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

A memo has recently surfaced in which the New York State Department of Education appears to encourage educators to mislead students about upcoming sta...

Exams Too Easy? State Drops $32 Million For New Tests

New York Post | Susan Edelman | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

The state has hired a different testing company to produce its standardized exams for grades 3 through 8, replacing a firm whose too-easy tests led to...