Karina Andrea Benites

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Who Benefits from Standardized Testing? Not Students.

A reader posted this comment about the debate over testing:<p><i>The narrative of students as “product” does none of us activists any good, because truly</i> …

Rethinking Standardized Testing - Diane Rehm

Most Recent Shows<p>Friday, Apr 27 2018Tensions over teacher pay and school funding intensify as protests spread to Arizona and Colorado. Then, how …

The Perils of Standardized Testing: 6 Ways It Harms Learning - InformED

What would you guess it takes to be hired at Google? A computer science degree? Academic prowess? The ability to arrive quickly and confidently at …

What standardized testing and schools could learn from Target

<i>Excerpted from Anya Kamenetz’s latest book, The test: Why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing—but you don’t have to be, published by PublicAffairs.</i><p>Technologies in use in about a third of US K-12 schools today have the potential, say their creators, to relieve some of the worst toll …

Education

Black Student Lives Are More Than a Score! (Video)

Last weekend I spoke to packed audiences on my book tour for <i>More Than A Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing</i> in Milwaukee, WI for the …

Let John Oliver explain how standardized testing makes kids vomit under pressure

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>According to the latest "Last Week Tonight," students take an average 113 tests by …

Standardized Testing

9-Year-Old Girl Goes After Standardized Testing

Sydney Smoot has a bone to pick with the Hernando County School Board. The issue? The Florida Standards Assessment Test, or FSA for short. On March …

Harvard Political Review: The Case Against Annual Standardized Testing

Quinn Mulholland of the Harvard Political Review examined the issues surrounding annual mandated testing, interviewed leading figures on both sides, …

Education

ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

ScoreBeyond, a service that helps students prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, said it has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures.<p>The ScoreBeyond app gives students a daily progress report of their skills as they prepare for the test, as well as daily exercises to improve …

Education

Has academic testing of school children got completely out of hand?

Test Performance Does not an Educational Leader Make!

It's too easy to measure an educational leader’s success by looking myopically at students’ performance on test scores. It seems like policymakers …

How to make standardized tests fairer

<i>(Update: Adding comment from Pearson)</i><p>The standardized testing onslaught that has dominated public schools in recent years — and a growing resistance movement by parents, students and educators — has persuaded some states to review the load of K-12 assessments with an eye toward eliminating exams …

Here's how standardized tests like the SAT have poisoned America's classrooms

In "The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have To Be," veteran education reporter Anya Kamenetz investigates the $2 billion dollar standardized test industry.<p>Testing is thoroughly entrenched in the American education system. Students in grades three …

No Child Left Behind: What standardized test scores reveal about its legacy

With Congress now attempting to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law (the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary School Act), it’s a good time to look at what NCLB accomplished and did not accomplish. Here’s one attempt to answer that question, and the post below is another, this one …

What happened when George failed his state standardized test

What happens to a young student who fails a mandated standardized test that decides whether he/she can move to the next grade, or to an older student who fails a test that determines if he/she graduates? Here is a 20-step description of what happened to a boy named George. It was written by …

The Good in Standardized Testing

Sep 2, 2014<p>9 Min read time<p>I was still in college the first time someone cried in a parent-teacher conference with me.<p><i>Photograph: Melanie Holtsman</i><p>I …

Welcome to the Flipboard for Educator’s Blog

Instead of going on vacation for spring break, we decided to launch a brand new initiative for teachers. This is Flipboard for you, a resource for the modern and connected educator. Our goal is to inspire classrooms around the world to read together, connect and share. We say “educator” because we …

7 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

June 29, 2015<br>In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools we have been …