Tag Archives: testing

Why I Opt My Son Out of State Testing – Work in Progress – Education Week Teacher

Let’s start investing in our teachers and our schools and move to those forms of assessment, like portfolios for example. Using alternative assessments as a means to show growth is a winner for everyone and provides a level of equity

ESSA Offers Testing Flexibility. So Why Aren't States Using It? – Education Week

So far, just a handful are aiming to take advantage of new leeway on how to measure student learning, despite long-standing calls for a freer hand on assessments. Source: New feed

Testing, the Opt-out movement and School Excellence – Work in Progress – Education Week Teacher

As I continue to dive deeper into my leadership learning, it baffles me how certain constructs and systemic issues plague the everyday focus of what school needs to be about, the students. No amount of testing is going to show

The State Testing Landscape Continues to Fragment – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

Twenty-three states’ testing contracts expire this year, probably leading to more change in vendors and tests, a new report says. Source: New feed

States Slow to Adopt ESSA's Testing Flexibility – Education Week

Two years after the Every Student Succeeds Act passed, few seem eager to let districts give a nationally recognized college entrance exam in place of the state assessment for high school accountability. Source: New feed

Testing, Bachelor's Degrees and More: the Most-Read 'High School & Beyond' Posts of 2017 – High School & Beyond – Education Week

The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor’s degrees, and, yes, testing screwups. Source: New feed

Texas Gov. Seeks Testing Reprieve for Hurricane-Affected Schools – Education Week

Gov. Greg Abbott is putting pressure on the Texas Education Agency to give students in school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey a reprieve from state testing requirements. Source: New feed