Standards, Testing, and Accountability

Names of some of Boston Latin School’s prominent graduates are on the walls of the school’s auditorium.

What I Learned Leading America’s First Public School

A culture of urgency, grounded in love, is essential, at “high-performing” and “underperforming” schools alike. And try to find a way to refill your cup.
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Progress Is Possible

A longer-term look defies conventional narratives of an education system in decline
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“It Felt Like Guerrilla Warfare”

Student achievement levels in the Nation’s Report Card: a brief history of “basic,” “proficient,” and “advanced”
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End the Birthday Bias

Age allowances in high-stakes tests are a proven boost for fairness
Parents and schoolchildren demonstrate their support for charter schools and protest the racial achievement gap in New York City.

The Bigger Picture of Charter School Results

A National Analysis of System-Level Effects on Test Scores and Graduation Rates
A man adjusts a boy's face mask as they arrive at Jordan Community Public School in Rogers Park on the North Side, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 in Chicago. Students returned to in-person learning Wednesday after a week away while the Chicago Public Schools district and the Chicago Teachers Union negotiated stronger COVID-19 protections.

In Omicron’s Wake

More options may help in repairing the pandemic's harm to children.
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A Test for the Test Makers

College Board and ACT move to grow and diversify as the pandemic fuels test-optional admissions trend

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