Standards, Testing, and Accountability

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Treat NAEP as a Reality Check, Not an Advocacy Exercise

Recent efforts to overhaul NAEP's reading framework are deeply troubling.

AP Classes Move to YouTube with Unannounced Celebrity Guests

Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board, on offering tests and education amid the Coronavirus crisis.

Strengthening Standards, Teaching and Tests in a Deep Red State

An interview with John White, Louisiana's state superintendent of schools

Why School Ratings Should Stress Learning Gains

A recent national study found that many schools with low achievement were at the same time producing average or better growth. Conversely, student growth in schools with few disadvantaged students varied widely,

How to Reverse Grade Inflation and Help Students Reach Their Potential

A new study looks at how easy or hard it is today to get a good grade in high school and whether that has changed over time.

Past Is Prologue on Common Core Tests

The improvements in the nation’s tests in recent years are real. Education leaders need to hold firm on these advances in the rigor and technical quality of their tests, even as they take on the next steps of aligning high-quality curriculum and instruction

How the Common Core Changed Standardized Testing

In many states, assessments have advanced considerably over the previous generation of assessments.

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