Academic Triage Before an Academic Autopsy

The standards era in education which was ushered in with the full force of a tropical hurricane under No Child left Behind (NCLB) has leveraged "accountability" into compliance with the common core, state testing, school "improvement" requirements and the inevitable...

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ESSA Requires Non-Academic Accountability Measures

The standards era in education has produced a plethora of "accountability measures" enacted by the federal government and state legislatures that have relied heavily, if not exclusively, on standardized test scores. Educators across the country have long yearned for...

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Making the N Size Small is Big!

State departments of education across the country are engaging their constituencies in the concept of "N" size. N size refers to the minimum number of students required in a group before the group is used for accountability and reporting purposes. The opportunity for...

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