The Answer Sheet: What It Says

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Duncan on testing: 'We can't throw the baby out with the bathwater'

Education Secretary Duncan addresses growing criticism about high-stakes testing in a speech to the American Educational Research Association.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:42 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan, Says He Agrees With Some Critics

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Common Core testing begins in NY -- but are exams ready for prime time?

A testing expert explains why the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests that New York State students are starting to take are not really ready to be administered.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  No, Standardized Tests, Testing Expert Says

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Report: U.S. should focus on equity in education

A new report today released by a congressionally-mandated commission focuses on an issue that has not been an Obama administration priority: equity in education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Document Has Some Flaws, Equity in Education, What It Says