Articles: Testing

Anya Kamenetz's upcoming book, "The Test," examines the history, impact and future of educational assessment.

High-stakes testing in K12 schools has had a chilling effect on how students are taught and what they learn.

Elementary students in Metropolitan School District in Indiana use Chromebooks for lessons and assessments.

At least one midwestern district is ready—or at least thinks it’s ready—for what most states are calling Common Core assessments.

The redesigned SAT, set for spring 2016, will measure college and career skills.

Administrators in coming years may feel less stressed about adding SAT prep to students’ regular coursework.


Once again, the United States has landed in the middle of the pack on an international assessment, leading education experts to question what top-performing nations are doing that our school


The results of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were “encouraging but modest,” according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Diane Ravitch, once a top supporter of testing and school choice, is now leading the fight against those policies.

Diane Ravitch is outspoken in her criticisms of education in this country.


I recently listened to a call-in show on a local National Public Radio station.


More than half of the high school graduates who took the SAT were not prepared for college courses, the College Board says in a new report.


The country’s obsession with high-stakes testing is an expensive, destructive failure. Students who can least afford it pay the biggest price.


The substantial number of high school graduates who land in higher education unprepared academically and have to take remedial courses to catch up are more likely than other students to quit before earning a two- or four-year diploma.


Most students who took the ACT risk falling behind in college and lack the skills necessary to join the modern workforce, according to a report from the company that offers the test.


Almost two out of three Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards, and those who have understand little about them, a new poll finds.

Superintendent Jim McIntyre interacts with Knox County elementary school students.

Knox County Schools is a flourishing district in Tennessee, with most of its 15 high schools having graduation rates above 90 percent.


Since No Child Left Behind was passed in 2001, trying to close the achievement gap has been on every educator’s mind.