Tag Archives: Testing

Why paying teachers for student test scores is a bad idea

While everyone in British Columbia is paying attention to the teachers’ strike, the Fraser Institute launched its latest effort to marketize education. This week the Fraser Institute, a neoliberal think tank, released a report promoting incentivized pay for teachers. Teacher … Continue reading

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The latest test resistance news (Compiled by FairTest)

Alaska Repeals High School Exit Exam, Plans to Award Withheld Diploma http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/new-education-bill-could-help-those-without-diplomas/26378278 New Connecticut State Tests Mean Less Time for Teaching and Learning http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140604/NEWS/140609555 One Florida Mother Has Had it With High Stakes Testing http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/one-mother-has-had-it-with-high-stakes-public-school-tests-whats-her-next/2183397 Union Challenges Florida’s Test-Based “Merit … Continue reading

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The lighter side of teacher evaluation, with Jim Popham #VAM #TestScoresUpYours #5HourPedagogy

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New edition of “The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities” in production

I’m very pleased to announce that the Fourth Edition of the The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities is now in production at The State University of New York Press and will be available in 2014. This fourth edition … Continue reading

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NATIONAL ASSESSMENT REFORM LEADERS ENDORSE SEATTLE TEACHERS’ SCHOOL TEST BOYCOTT; CALL FOR MORE EDUCATORS, PARENTS TO “JOIN IN”

FairTest National Center for Fair & Open Testing for further information: Dr. Monty Neill (617) 477-9792 Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 for immediate release Monday, January 14, 2013 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT REFORM LEADERS ENDORSE SEATTLE TEACHERS’ SCHOOL TEST BOYCOTT; CALL FOR MORE … Continue reading

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Great Schools Project Teach-In: How Should We Assess Our Schools?

You are invited to the Great Schools Project Teach-In: How Should We Assess Our Schools? Saturday, December 1 10 am to 12:30 pm–coffee from 9:30 Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus (Surrey Central Sky Train) 250 – 13450 – 102nd Avenue … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the New York State Regents from New York State Professors Against High Stakes Testing

Open Letter to the New York State Regents from New York State Professors Against High Stakes Testing March 30, 2012 As lifelong educators and researchers, from across the State of New York, we strongly oppose New York State’s continued reliance on high … Continue reading

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Flunking the Test  | American Journalism Review

Flunking the Test  | American Journalism Review. The American education system has never been better, several important measures show. But you’d never know that from reading overheated media reports about “failing” schools and enthusiastic pieces on unproven “reform” efforts. By Paul … Continue reading

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Special report on Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal

In the wake of the recent Atlanta Public Schools test cheating scandal, Critical Education has just published a special report examining the performance of Atlanta students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The report, written by Lawrence C. Stedman, … Continue reading

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Results don’t matter in Obama’s “Race to the Top”

The New York Times reports today on Montgomery County (MD) Schools’ highly regarded teacher evaluation system. The district’s Peer Assistance and Review program is not acceptable under Obama’s “Race to the Top” plan, because it does not make student test … Continue reading

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