Stroupe: Mississippi Accountability: Where’s the Growth? Or Science? Or History?

From The Thinking Conservative Blog –  As anyone who has ever had more than a five second conversation with me regarding the purpose of assessment in our schools knows, it is my whole-hearted belief that it should be growth-oriented and used for formative purposes. For all of the somewhat scattered nature of our accountability model […]

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7 Hidden Truths of Testing, #4: Testing your kid is a BIG Business for Somebody

By James Comans Welcome back to “7 Hidden Truths of Testing,” a blog series for MSEdBlog examining standardized testing in Mississippi. Last time, I discussed the negative effects the modern testing culture has on teaching as a profession. Today, it’s all about the money. Truth #4: Standardized testing these days is a BIG business. It’s estimated standardized […]

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