A Punitive Mindset Ruins Good Testing Data

Published by EducationNews.org — Standardized tests are fantastically useful.  But schools can’t be harangued, threatened or sanctioned into improvement. The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our standardized achievement testing, but in what we do with said testing.  Achievement data are fantastically useful.  These days virtually every industry collects and analyses the best information available to make smartContinue reading “A Punitive Mindset Ruins Good Testing Data”

Accuplacer Exam Can Kill College Careers

Published by EducationNews.org  — A lack of attention to the role of the Accuplacer exam has killed countless college careers even before they begin. Behold the humble Accuplacer exam. Nothing nips college careers in the bud quite so fatally. So with recent national fussing about improving college completions rates, this obscure placement test needs our attention. TheContinue reading “Accuplacer Exam Can Kill College Careers”