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Standarized Testing

The New SAT

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

Hi, my name is Jose! I work with Malibu A Plus Tutor. I am excited to share with you about The New SAT. The SAT is an admission test most U.S. colleg...

Education Reform: Too Big to Succeed

Vicki Cobb | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

High-quality education cannot be scaled up in the business sense. It is only as good as the quality of the professionals who deliver it classroom by classroom. Running education on a business model is destroying the heart of its intended purpose for society as well as for the individual.

Sorting the Big Standardized Tests

Peter Greene | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Since the beginnings of the current wave of test-driven accountability, reformsters have been excited about stack ranking -- the process of sorting out items from the very best to the very worst. But you know what we still aren't sorting? The big standardized tests.

So Much To Do So Little Time

John M. Eger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

The Senate Committee on Education met this week to "update"--not eliminate--the No Child Left Behind legislation. Even those who seemed to favor some ...

Beginning a Journey of Rescue

Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant

I am presenting an outline of considerations for change. I will elaborate on each of these in future articles. I always think of a plan as fluid...It can be refined by new perspectives and understandings. As I write on these topics over time, I will incorporate your thoughts and ideas as you graciously share them with me.

Mr. Stieber, Protests Aren't on the MAP Test!

Dave Stieber | Posted 04.07.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Educators all across the country have been saying for years that these tests are a waste of educational time. The tests are often flawed, they are expensive for the district, and they decrease the students desire to attend school.

Hands-On Memorization

Alton Lu | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Alton Lu

I am an 18-year-old senior. I am a product of ineffective schooling.

The Real Cheating Scandal of Our Public Schools

Larry Strauss | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

More serious than the unfolding cheating scandal in Atlanta public schools are wasted instructional hours -- millions of them if we add them up for each student -- including all the squandered time associated with the testing itself.

A Test Question -- Can You Spell 'Blackmail'?

John Merrow | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
John Merrow

How long before some savvy students let teachers know that they know what's going on -- and are willing to try their best if the teacher will agree to (fill in your own answer here)?

Test Season

Meg Campbell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

I couldn't help but take visceral note when deer hunting season posted each fall. This must be how our colleagues must feel when state standardized testing season begins in our school each spring.