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Poor Bruce Randolph School. First, President Obama praises the school. Then Diane Ravitch cited the school as an example of “statistical legerdemain.” And now, Paul Tough uses Randolph as an example of excuse-making and says students “deserve better.” Who’s right?
Four years from now it will be clear that while the Race to the Top competition drove important state-level policy changes, the work of the assessment consortia will have made the most direct impact on teaching and learning. After reading the applications from Smarter/Balanced and PARCC, I’m struck by a few immediate reactions.
Today is the deadline for the $350 million “Race to the Test” competition. And, as feared, this “Race” is not really a competition, but more akin to your elementary school’s annual field day: There will be only three consortia competing for three awards.