The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
Public outcry against standardized testing, along with adjustments required by COVID-19, have led to a new generation of academic tests.
Teacher referrals will replace standardized testing. That could disadvantage already-underrepresented students.
Despite the disruption and challenges of COVID-19, standardized tests for America’s students are expected to proceed this spring or fall. But what will the tests really show?
Four experts weigh in on ways to replenish the US teacher workforce and curb burnout.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated a growing shift to test-optional admissions policies or scrapping entrance tests altogether.
An admissions dean seeks to take the worry out of applying for college when traditional things like grades, standardized tests and extracurricular activities have been disrupted by COVID-19.
Millions of public school students are learning online, mostly at home. Any standardized tests they take in this unusual school year may not yield reliable data about their academic progress.
Washington has made all states use these tests to evaluate students, teachers, principals, schools and entire school systems for nearly two decades.
For nearly 50 years, teams have administered the controversial Wonderlic test to measure cognitive ability. Two researchers decided to study its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
As long as teachers are creative and resourceful, kids will keep learning. What’s less clear is how schools will make up for the lost time if they remain closed for several months or longer.
How much homework kids should do is a subject of great debate.
There are many reasons to be skeptical about PISA rankings, and their use to compare student achievement or to identify best practices or solutions for educational problems.
Research shows that the provinces vary widely in their ability to produce academic results for money they spend, and PEI shows the most efficient results.
The stakes could be highest for students around the world as education systems decide how to respond to the changing shape of global standardized testing.
Standardized test scores drive many of our decisions about students, teachers and school districts. But research shows that the results are highly predictable, in a bad way.
Elite exam schools are some of the least diverse public schools in the US. Here’s how colleges like Harvard could teach high schools like Stuyvesant to improve their admissions process.
Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Our memory and attention are at their peak only at certain times during the day. Why would the timing of test not affect students’ performance?
Kids who watch educational programs such as ‘Sesame Street’ show better academic skills. But this does not mean all children can learn from educational media.