standardized testing

Hack Education Weekly News: The End of InBloom?

In this week's education news: InBloom loses its final customer (New York State). PISA results (that's always fun). 2U ends its Semester Online initiative. Don't interpret that as a triumph for MOOCs though. Even MIT is raising an eyebrow at MOOCs now. Money money money for ed-tech companies. Some pretty awesome college admissions achievements for a handful of young Black men, prompting WaPo's Valerie Strauss to say we shouldn't talk any more about college admissions. WTF.

Hack Education Weekly News: RIP "The Professor," RIP Net Neutrality?

In this week's news: MOOCs and anti-MOOCs, White House datapalooza's and summits on education, the acquisition of Chuck E Cheese by a private equity firm, startup funding announcements galore, a court ruling on "net neutrality," awards for professors Marvin Minsky and Jeff McClurken, research from the Pew Research Center on e-book readership, and the death of Gilligan Island's "Professor." (And more...)

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Question Every Assessment Should Be Able To Answer The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education. Traditionally, tests...The post The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer appeared first on TeachThought.

Helping Students See The Big Picture In Testing

by Jennifer Smith You’re the teacher. You’re on all those “Most Trusted Professions” lists, so when students have problems you’re likely to receive a visit from them, and the PSAT is no exception. When students come...The post Helping Students See The Big Picture In Testing appeared first on TeachThought.

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The Problem With Testing May Be A Failure Of Imagination

The Problem With Testing May Be A Failure Of Imagination by Sara Briggs What would you guess it takes to be hired at Google? A computer science degree? Academic prowess? The ability to arrive quickly...The post The Problem With Testing May Be A Failure Of Imagination appeared first on TeachThought.

How We Moved Our District Forward Through Data-Based Instruction

How We Moved Our District Forward Through Data-Based Instruction By Tracey Severns, EdD Dr. Tracey Severns is a nationally recognized and award-winning educator with over 20 years of experience. During the 2011-2012 school year, she...The post How We Moved Our District Forward Through Data-Based Instruction appeared first on TeachThought.

6 Reasons Standardized Testing Is, At Best, Problematic

Editor’s Note: The pros and cons of standardized testing is a tired argument, and isn’t a topic we touch on much here at TeachThought (purposely). But like it or not, testing remains a significant issue...The post 6 Reasons Standardized Testing Is, At Best, Problematic appeared first on TeachThought.

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