Standards, Testing, and Accountability

The Education Exchange: The Future of Results-Based Accountability in Education

"If we hadn't had the accountability regime and the choices that have come along with it, I believe we would have had even less improvement," says Chester E. Finn Jr.
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EdNext Podcast: Projections of Pandemic Learning Loss Were Too Pessimistic, a New Study Suggests

The largest and most comprehensive analysis to date of actual, rather than projected, pandemic learning loss finds math suffered more than reading.
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EdNext Podcast: Pandemic Sets off a Scramble for Scarce SAT and ACT Seats

"It's a little absurd to see hundreds of families from different states across the Eastern Seaboard descending on small rural Virginia towns to sit for college admissions tests."

The Education Exchange: The Pandemic Is Killing Standardized Testing and the Accountability that Comes With It

"Favoritism, rich parents getting new kinds of advantages for their kids, the lacrosse coach and the speech coach and the trip to Bhutan will end up counting for more rather than less, because there won't be an SAT score," Chester Finn, Jr. warns.

EdNext Podcast: Momentum Builds for an Untimed SAT

Greg Toppo, an education journalist and author of The Game Believes in You, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the continuing calls for making the SAT untimed for everyone.

Studies Find No Effects

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (Jan. 7) about whether randomized field trials in education should be abandoned, since they so rarely find that the treatments have any effects.

Courts and School Spending

Podcast: Michael Rebell talks with Education Next about the role courts can play in ensuring educational adequacy

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