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Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.<p>You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase …

Study: Standardized Tests Overwhelming Public Schools

<i>A new study examined the amount of time U.S. public schools spend on government-mandated standardized tests, and found that the requirements are</i> …

Maryland lawmakers eye cutting standardized test requirements

For students like Clarksburg High School senior Angie Nseliema, standardized tests mean a disruption of the normal school routine.<p>On the first day of …

Teacher: Kids are judged by their test scores — not by their character

It has become a common refrain among school reformers that annual standardized testing equals civil rights. In the last few years, some civil rights groups have sided with those reformers who see standardized tests as a singularly legitimate way of assessing student growth, and they have criticized …

New ESSA Law changes stakes of standardized tests: How can districts take advantage of it?

Testing season is on the horizon, and some parents are getting nervous. Last week, a friend with a fifth-grader texted me about her concerns: “Owen …