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Assessment Opinion It's Time We Begin Using Assessments to Look Forward, Instead of Back
Schools do not get much value from high-stakes tests. Many are now allowing schools to use better assessments to guide student learning.
Student Achievement Opinion What Does COVID-19 Learning Loss Actually Mean?
COVID-19 learning loss is a big topic. Unfortunately, there has been limited discussion on specifically what is being lost.
Assessment Inside a Procurement Dispute in North Carolina
North Carolina officials' switch in reading-test vendors just weeks before the new school year got underway is spotlighting the often murky process of contracts and procurements for K-12 services.
Assessment Opinion The U.S. Education System is Very Inefficient: Fact or Fiction?
Marc Tucker responds to critics of the comparative method of research and details the value that it brings to public policy analysis.
School & District Management Opinion A Stunning Report From the National Conference of State Legislatures
A new report from a bipartisan group of state legislators shows how U.S. states can learn from the world's top performers and build an education system to compete with the very best.
Accountability Opinion Measuring the Immeasurable: The Schools We Want and the Problem of Assessment
Marc Tucker discusses a recent trip to several Hong Kong schools and how they showed what is possible for delivering a rich and empowering education.
Assessment Opinion Top Performers Offer U.S. Much More Effective Models of Teacher PD
NCEE's groundbreaking research on teacher professional learning was the topic of conversation recently among some of the leading voices in education, including Lily Eskelsen García, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Joshua Starr.
Student Achievement Opinion The Iceberg Effect: A Reply to James Harvey and Charles Fowler
Marc Tucker responds to a recent criticism of international education comparisons.
Teaching Profession Opinion To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?
Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."
Assessment Opinion Education Research: Reflections on the 'Gold Standard'
Continuing his series on education research, Marc Tucker argues that the United States should use industrial benchmarking to learn about the characteristics of effective education systems.
Assessment Opinion Pasi Sahlberg on Finland's Recent PISA Results
Marc Tucker interviews Pasi Sahlberg about Finland's fall in the rankings on the 2012 PISA.
International Opinion Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
Assessment Opinion Tom Loveless on Hukou in China
Marc Tucker explains that while China's policies regarding migrant students are problematic, these are slowly being changed. In the meantime, Shanghai's education system still has much to teach the rest of the world.