Articles: Assessment

John Kuhn, superintendent of Perrin-Whitt CISD in Texas, is the author of "Fear and Learning in America: Bad Data, Good Teachers, and the Attack on Public Education."
Tim Goral
A new book shows how fear and bad data are used to influence education policy
Common Core test tools enhance accessibility for students with disabilities while keeping them in the classroom with their peers. (Photo: Smarter Balanced)
Alison DeNisco
Exams include on-screen calculators and read-aloud instructions
Gibbsboro eighth graders share a research project on “Giving Back Day,” which focuses on the “Super 7” elements of service.
Lauren Williams
“Super 7” curriculum: Service, positivity, compassion, respect, integrity, motivation and responsibility
University of San Francisco associate professor Richard Greggory Johnson III, who focuses on social equity and human rights, says the SAT is unnecessary.
Tim Goral
Revamp or not, the SAT has little value in evaluating students for college, professor says.

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