My post on the Bush Institute web site about annual testing. Looking at the numbers, annual testing does not take a lot of time away from classroom activities. But periodic benchmark testing, which a lot of districts are doing thinking they are preparing students for the annual test, may be taking a lot of […]
My post on the Brookings chalkboard about teacher preparation, an institution for which research and evidence are hurdles that test scores need to get over before programs will use them.
Which seems backward: why would test scores have to pass muster to be used as outcomes? Scores already are used as outcomes by teachers and schools. […]