Standards, Testing, and Accountability

The Mismeasure of Learning

Poorly designed high-stakes tests may undermine the standards movement

Enemy of the Good

No standardized test is perfect. But they're useful nonetheless

Randomly Accountable

Failing to account for natural fluctuations in test scores could undermine the very idea of holding schools accountable for their efforts - or lack thereof

Cooking the Questions?

The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

Accountability Unplugged

Illustration by Stuart Bradford. A Nation at Risk foreshadowed the modern accountability movement. While the...

Ticket to Nowhere

In the wake of A Nation at Risk, educators pledged to focus anew on student achievement. Two decades later, little progress has been made

Locked Down

Will failing public schools let students leave?

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