Latest Story “The Vallas Manifesto”–Peddling Fear, and Weather-Beaten Ideas In an earlier post, I wrote about the discontent brought on by Paul Vallas’ article published in the AJC telling Georgians that Governor Nathan Deal did the right thing in proposing his Opportunity School District (OSD). I wondered out loud if Vallas is looking for a job in […]
The headline in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution was “Parents push back on required testing.” Could the movement to Opt Out of high-stakes testing be the third strike against using high stakes testing to rate teachers? In an earlier post, two studies were reviewed that cast doubt on the use of VAM scores (which are based on student achievement […]
Why Candidates for Governor and State School Superintendent of Georgia Should Oppose High-Stakes Testing?
Latest Story In an earlier post, I challenged candidates for state school superintendent to oppose the Common Core State Standards. Today, I am writing to candidates for Governor and State School Superintendent of Georgia to oppose High-Stakes testing. If they would, they’d open the door to a new paradigm of assessment that would improve education in Georgia […]