Tag Archives: High-Stakes Testing

Meeting the Moment: Challenges, Strategies, and Resources for Leading in a Time of Disinformation

I have attached the agenda for the upcoming Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) meeting. Here is a link to the EDJE organization. It’s an honor to sit on the EDJE Steering Committee and in this capacity I invite you to join this important event. Please mark your calendars today! Meeting the Moment: Challenges, Strategies, and Resources for Leading in a

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National Town Hall on Suspending High Stakes Student Testing

Register now – National Town Hall on Suspending High Stakes Student Testing on 1/26 at 6 p.m. EST w/ Congressman Jamaal Bowman , Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig , Professor Jack Schneider and many more. MC’d by Bob Schaeffer of FairTest and @ilana4regent – register for free here. See all of Cloaking Inequity posts about high-stakes testing here. There is much

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Examining the myth of accountability, high-stakes testing and the achievement gap

We are proud to announce a new peer-reviewed paper entitled Examining the myth of accountability, high-stakes testing and the achievement gap In this article, we outline how notions of accountability and the achievement gap have relied upon the massive expansion of high-stakes exams in our nation’s schools. Texas-style test and punish accountability manifested in various ways within schools and school culture across

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Mismatched Assumptions: Motivation, Grit, and High-Stakes Testing

Since the onset of No Child Left Behind over a decade ago, a lynchpin of accountability formulas for U.S. schools has included some form of a state-mandated exam. Accountability policies have utilized standardized tests as the basis of decisions that determine progression through grade levels, access to higher education, progress in achievement, and resource allocation to schools (Darling-Hammond, 2003). Considering

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