News Tag: Testing

Friday, December 11, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on African-American student achievement

Tags: bates, inequality, testing

A national report on African-American student achievement, examined in The Detroit News, found that Michigan students rank near the bottom nationally in several key metrics. Percy Bates called the report a wake-up call for the state, saying, “These results simply cannot be allowed to continue. In my view, this issue has to be placed as one of the highest priorities for our state."


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nancy Songer comments on NAEP results; believes science education improving

Tags: digital signage, educational studies, science education, songer, testing

She says she finds it promising that organizations like NAEP recognize the need to change science education and build “fused knowledge,” or content knowledge plus science practices.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brian Jacob on Michigan's educational assessment scores and ways to improve student achievement

Tags: assessment, digital signage, jacob, k-12, testing

Longer school days, lengthened school years, and financial incentives to entice talented teachers to teach in high-need areas have all proven effective, he says.


Friday, November 04, 2011

Elizabeth Moje and Brian Jacob comment on new higher standardized-test cut-scores

Tags: assessment, digital signage, expertise, jacob, moje, testing

In articles in the Grand Rapids Press and Detroit News, they comment on the raising of standards for the MEAP and MME.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Deborah Ball discusses teacher assessments in light of Michigan's new teacher tenure law

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, policy, teacher education, teacher education initiative, teacher quality, testing

Tenure decisions will be based on teachers' assessments. What should be assessed, Ball says, are teachers' classroom skills.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

Brian Jacob discusses the Atlanta cheating scandal in the Christian Science Monitor

Tags: digital signage, jacob, k-12, testing

He comments on the lack of auditing or security in reporting test results and says that the more important issue is whether teachers are teaching to the test.


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