The U.S. Department of Education, Congress, the last two presidents, and textbook and test publishing companies are in love with high-stakes multiple-choice standardized tests.
Once upon a time there was a nation that believed body weight was the most accurate and comprehensive way to assess ability. It had always been thus, and no one ever questioned the validity of the standard.
On Saturday, the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Color...
Student achievement -- in American education parlance the term has become synonymous with "test scores." We measure the progress of schools, states, and even the nation using test scores. We judge the success of programs and policies from scores (as the only satisfactory evidence).
In one of Louis C.K.'s routines on the absurdities of rearing children, the comedian recounts his delight in watching his young daughter's tap dance recital.
New York is in the process of revising Common Core Standards, at least that is what its State Education Commissioner claims.
The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.
One of the linchpinny foundational keystones of education reform is a confusion between correlation and causation.
In January 2015, Jennifer Reingold wrote an article for Fortune magazine that she titled, "Everybody Hates Person." Here are some more reasons why to ...
On Friday afternoon July 29, 2016, New York State released the results of student test scores on Common Core aligned standardized tests administered last spring.
"We need to re-examine college entrance requirements (and their tests). They hold change hostage to a...
Common Core math, for better or worse, is no longer about calculations; it is about reading.
Reasons vary for choosing alternative learning over traditional education. Some families might desire a more family-oriented lifestyle while others might select this method due to religious beliefs, bullying, or simply passion for more enhanced learning.
When Hillary Clinton was booed at the National Education Association annual convention for a pro-charter statement, teachers weren't attacking the precise wording of her sentence.
In the past 14 years, parents have seen the destruction of neighborhood schools, based on their test scores. They have seen beloved teachers fired unjustly, because of their students' test scores. They have seen the loss of time for the arts, physical education, and anything else that is not tested.
In a recent professional development session with a small group of teachers, our conversation evolved into deeply philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education.