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The complete list of problems with high-stakes standardized tests - The Answer Sheet The complete list of problems with high-stakes standardized tests - The Answer Sheet Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 Nov 01, 2011 08:00 AM EDT TheWashingtonPost My guest today is Marion Brady, veteran teacher, administrator, curriculum designer and author. By Marion Brady
Education Week Teacher: Downgraded by Evaluation Reforms
Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable
Educators, Parents Hold Mixed Views on Testing Educators, Parents Hold Mixed Views on Testing Published Online: February 8, 2012 Published in Print: February 22, 2012, as Educators and Parents Prefer Formative Assessments Survey finds less interest in year-end tests for students Parents, teachers, and district administrators consider formative and interim tests far more valuable than summative assessments, according to a recent survey. And if state test results arrive more than a month after they were given, most parents don’t find them very valuable, the survey found.
States and districts grapple with turning around schools and making big changes in a tight time frame. April 25, 2011 - Education Week School Improvement Grant awards have gone to schools in 44 states so far, the Education Department says, urban, rural, and suburban. January 11, 2011 - Education Week Spotlight on School Improvement Spotlight on School Improvement
Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System Posted on Apr 11, 2011 By Chris Hedges A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money.

Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig

Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig
Andrew J. Rotherham: In Defense of No Child Left Behind Andrew J. Rotherham: In Defense of No Child Left Behind Bashing the No Child Left Behind Act has become so politically popular that it’s easy to forget how overwhelmingly bipartisan it was — the legislation passed the House with 384 votes and the Senate with 91. As the law marks its 10-year anniversary on Jan. 8, it’s important to look at both its successes and its failures. Did NCLB solve all of our public education problems? No. But it set a lot of good things in motion and was specifically designed to be revised after five or six years (in a reauthorization that has yet to happen and is unlikely to before this year’s election.) The No Child law didn’t get everything right the first time, but that’s the wrong yardstick.
No Child Left Behind’s promise falls short after 10 years - Nation
Ten years after its inception, it appears increasingly clear that NCLB will not meet its ambitious 2014 goals Matthew Benoit/Shutterstock No Child Left Behind is in shambles. The Mess of No Child Left Behind - Brian Resnick - National The Mess of No Child Left Behind - Brian Resnick - National