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Educators Face the Next Generation of Tests

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.24.2017 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

In which I continue my quest to find out how expert educators are viewing the new assessments their students are taking. In previous columns, I shared...

The PARCC Race to the Top Contract and Its 26 State MOUs

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

When the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) applied for Race to the Top (RTTT) funding on June 30, 2010, it submitted this 1,609-page application.

Questor Marketing Research Advises Pearson Investors to SELL

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Sounds like Pearson CEO Fallon should have spent more time on US K-12 Education Plan B at least two years ago. At least.

Louisiana's PARCC Contract- But Not Really

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) does not have a 2015 contract with official Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test vendor, Pearson.

The Powerful, Enforced Silence Around Standardized Testing

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.18.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Once testing is over, kids now know that the testing companies and departments of education are trolling social media to see if kids discuss the experience. Such constitutes an abuse of power.

Rebecca Klein

Should Kids Be Allowed To Opt Out Of Standardized Tests? Many Americans Say 'No'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

Even though most Americans think that kids are given too many standardized tests in school these days, that doesn't necessarily mean they think kids s...

A Month of Opting Out of Standardized Tests: Week 1

Jason Endacott | Posted 05.16.2015 | Education
Jason Endacott

I get a lot of questions about education from friends, family, friends of family, family of friends and random people on the interwebs.  One of the most difficult questions I get is "Why did you choose to opt your kids out of standardized tests?"

Why Our Kids Don't Love School Anymore

Michael Elliot | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Michael Elliot

Parents and students talked about the dramatic changes in curriculum and a flood of test prep in classes and homework. Some spoke about the massive expenditures for technology and testing materials, as hands-on instructional time declined.

Computerized School Testing Off To A Rocky Start In Florida

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, March 3 (Reuters) - Newly computerized state tests were suspended on Tuesday in some of Florida's largest p...

Student Leaders Explain Why Hundreds of New Mexico Students Walked Out on Common Core Testing

Patrick Davis | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
Patrick Davis

High school students across New Mexico walked out en masse this morning to protest the start PARCC testing, which began Monday morning.

An Educator Samples the PARCC

Peter Greene | Posted 04.13.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Today, I'm trying something new. I've gotten myself onto the PARCC sample item site and am going to look at the ELA sample items for high school. There appear to be 23 sample pages, and I have two hours to do this, so this could take a while. You've been warned.

Who Are Our Masters?

Michael Beyer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

We need to scrap all of our systems and begin by asking our students and teachers what they need. This is a radical proposition, but it is also simple and the most effective.

How Does Vox Figure PARCC Tests Are 'Working'?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.14.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The vox.com piece is entitled, "Common Core Tests Are in Classrooms -- And They're Actually Working." That depends upon what one considers "working" to be.

States Reconsider Common Core Tests

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Beginning in March, more than four million students will serve as ...