October 26, 2015 – Fixing testing will take more than setting a 2 percent quota, argues Kelly Zunkiewicz, a Precalculus and AP Calculus teacher at Lennard High School in Hillsborough County, FL (TNTP blog). »
Fourteen Educators 4 Excellence teachers came together to make recommendations from the classroom on ways to improve standardized testing.
The team studied areas where assessment should be improved, as well as where it is working and should be sustained.
Based on relevant research and their own experience as educators, the teachers generated recommendations to improve testing in four main areas: design, culture, teaching and accountability.
The team makes recommendations in four key areas: design, culture, teaching and accountability.
October 26, 2015 – Teach Plus Fellow and E4E member Bootsie Battle-Holt traveled to D.C. with Teach Plus officials to promote a more focused role for testing (Washington Post). »
June 22, 2015 – E4E members from Chicago and Los Angeles—Lindsey Siemens and Meghann Seril—address teachers' skills and experiences as valuable to reviewing assessments, in light of changes to grading for PARCC and SBAC exams (New York Times). »