Articles: Assessment

A Humble, Small Learning Communitiiy

As enrollment increased rapidly in the Humble (Texas) Independent School District, administrators found a way to keep standards high.

How America Can Improve—And Compete—With High-Achieving Countries

The National Center on Education and Economy released a report that outlines key aspects of other educational systems worldwide that are outperforming the U.S.

Is the Reauthorization of ESEA in Sight?

Roughly 82 percent of schools will face sanctions for failing to make AYP under the current regulations of NCLB.

Measuring the Effectiveness of New Teachers

A new teacher performance model will evaluate lesson plans, grade books, assignments and class videos to both assess teachers and improve teacher licensure programs.

High Stakes Cheating

Under increasing pressure to raise scores or risk losing their jobs, some teachers and administrators are being pushed over the edge.

Changing Places and Changing Paces

As creative as a superintendent may be, education reform is limited by state infrastructure.

Are You Ready to Implement Common Core Standards?

If you think your district needs further preparation to implement the common core state standards (CCSS), you're not alone.

Off the Record: What "No Child" Leaves Behind

After nine years of terrorizing schools nationwide, NCLB is about to be reformed, but even more importantly, renamed.

The United States Receives Average Rankings from PISA

The United States remained just average in reading and science, while lagging a bit in mathematics, according to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results.

What's the Value in Value-Added?

A controversial measure of teaching quality gains momentum as federal grants spur districts to adopt it.

A Call for Technology Leadership

New recommendations urge every superintendent to have a technology strategy—or risk falling behind.

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