‘Why Flunking Exams is Actually a Good Thing” The September 7, 2014 edition of the New York Times Magazine, Education Issue, has several very interesting and provocative articles. Benedict Carey writes “Why Flunking Exams is Actually a Good Thing,” an … Continue reading
Category Archives: Research
No Charter School Data: Oversight or Intentional Distortion?
Charter Schools Are Opaque In the October 13 edition of The Nation, Pedro Noguera wrote about the continuing dearth of real data documenting the performance of charter schools. This movement, once supported by Albert Shanker and others as laboratories for … Continue reading
PISA Scores and Poverty Rates
Poverty’s impact on test scores is real I am a bit like a broken record when it comes to talking about poverty and test scores. I’ve recently heard David Berliner talk about his book 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten … Continue reading
Validity, Assessments, and Teacher Evaluation
Validity is being ignored by politicians and many reformers Opposition to the Common Core Standards and to the massive testing regime that started with NCLB and continues with Race to the Top and the Common Core continues to grow. Teacher … Continue reading