Standards, Testing, and Accountability

The New Accountability Assignment

Post-Covid, judge schools based on what they ask students to read, write, and do, in addition to how much students learn.

“No Excuses High,” Trapped by Its Own Success?

Highly regimented charter schools deliver the test results, but their methods may be ill-suited to the independent realities of college life.
Students Learn More From Teachers With Higher Grading Standards (Figure 1)

End the “Easy A”

Tougher grading standards set more students up for success

What To Make of the 2019 Results from the ”Nation’s Report Card”

"Shame on us," "Return to accountability," "Focus on the low-performing students," and other reactions to the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress results.

What To Expect from the “Nation’s Report Card”

Predictions about the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress range from “Gains” to “Stagnancy” to “Worse News”

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