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World-beating: A weird school measure
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The NRC Judges Test-Based Accountability
Education Next (blog) | 06/03/11
Jay Mathews critiques the new NRC report on test-based accountability, arguing that the NRC has an unreasonable standard for evaluating the reform strategy. Jay’s column quotes Rick Hanushek, “Nowhere does the report indicate an alternative educational program that leads to as large an improvement in overall U.S. achievement as accountability. Nowhere does the report suggest any single program or package of reforms that would close the achievement gap with the highest performing countries.” Rick’s original critique of the NRC report appears on the Ed Next blog.