Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

FairTest: 12th Grade NAEP Shows Failure of NCLB, Race to Top Strategies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
FairTest comments on today’s release of 12th grade NAEP scores. Their conclusion: a dozen years of test-based accountability has had no discernible effect on the test scores of seniors. This accords with the…

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Florida Judge: Teacher Evaluation Unfair but Not Unconstitutional

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A federal judge in Florida dismissed a lawsuit against the state evaluation system, declaring that it was unfair to rate teachers based on the scores of students they never taught but not unconstitutional.…

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Duncan Flunks the “State led” Test with His Indiana NCLB Waiver Warning

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PISA Brainwashing: Measure, Rank, Repeat

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
When Mary Catherine Bradshaw, a teacher since 1984 in Nashville, TN, announced her retirement from public schools, Bradshaw pointed her finger at one major reason, standardized testing: [S]he says standardized testing is the reason….…

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