Standards, Testing, and Accountability

The Grade-Level Expectations Trap

How lockstep math lessons leave students behind
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”
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has ridden the wave of increased school choice in Florida.

Miami’s Choice Tsunami

Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade


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