Bob Schaeffer of FairTest has been compiling weekly lists of good articles that give a view from ordinary schools and households on what it’s been like under NCLB and its successor, RTTT. Here’s Schaeffer’s latest list. — gfb
Assessment reform pressure continued to escalate even as Hurricane Sandy slammed ashore. Best wishes to our friends and allies in the mid-Atlantic states as they recover from the storm.
Arne Duncan’s Legacy: Doubling Down on High Stakes Testing Failures
Texas Tests Breed Schools for Scandal
Testing in Kindergarten — Whatever Happened to Story Time?
Hudson Valley Parents Rip Excess Testing
Data Missing for School Improvement Grant Claims
The MLK Imperative in an Era of “No Excuses”
Researchers Urge “Caution” in Use of Value-Added Scores
Measuring the Worth of a Teacher
The Naked Emporer: What Test Scores Don’t Tell Us
Superintendent Dissects Race to the Trough’s Flaws
Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing ph- (239) 395-6773 fax- (239) 395-6779 cell- (239) 699-0468 web- http://www.fairtest.org