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‘One size fits all’ national tests not deeper or more rigorous

http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/one-size-fits-all-national-tests-not-deeper-or-more-rigorous/ Some say that now is a wonderful time to be a psychometrician — a testing and measurement professional. There are jobs aplenty, with high pay and great benefits. Work is available in the private sector at test development firms; … Continue reading

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Selling ‘Performance’ Assessments with Inaccurate Pictures from Kentucky

By Richard Innes, new in the Nonpartisan Education Review. See more at: http://nonpartisaneducation.org/Review/Articles/v11n1.htm#sthash.mGQ6Mqbh.dpuf

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Kamenetz, A. (2015). The Test: Why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing—but you don’t have to be. New York: Public Affairs. Book Review, by Richard P. Phelps

Perhaps it is because I avoid most tabloid journalism that I found journalist Anya Kamenetz’s loose cannon Introduction to The Test: Why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing—but you don’t have to be so jarring. In the space of … Continue reading

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Richard Innes’ Georgia testimony on Common Core

Testimony to Georgia House’s Federal Government’s Role in Education Study Committee Regarding: Common Core State Standards and Related Testing Issues Posted on August 21, 2014 by Richard Innes New in the Nonpartisan Education Review: “ Testimony to Georgia House’s Federal … Continue reading

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Large-scale educational testing in Chile: Some thoughts

Recently in the auditorium of Universidad Finis Terrae, I argued that Chile’s Prueba de Selección Universitaria (PSU) cannot be “fixed” and should be scrapped. I do not, however, advocate the elimination of university entrance examinations but, rather, the creation of … Continue reading

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GAO Could Do More

U.S. GAO Could Do More in Examining Educator Cheating on Tests The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a research agency of the U.S. Congress, continues its foray into the field of standardized testing. It started at least as far back … Continue reading

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Try Trying

Educator testing scandals have lit up the news wires recently and some call the cheating unprecedented. It is not unprecedented; journalists simply paid little attention to the issue before now. To my mind, the most profound factoid revealed by the … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Law is like Campbell’s Soup

Campbell’s Law is like Campbell’s Soup: Ubiquitous and Innocuous You became familiar with Campbell’s Law when only a few days old and by age two had mastered it. As a parent, you would have witnessed your children discovering, learning, and … Continue reading

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The OECD meets to discuss assessment

The OECD meets to discuss assessment, Open minds on assessment policy likely not invited http://congrex.no/oecdoslo2013/ A hoodwinked OECD is one result of our profession’s tolerance of censorship and suppression of information on assessment policy and its related research. http://www.nonpartisaneducation.org/Review/Resources/RotSpreadsOverseas.pdf  

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