Posts tagged with “Testing”

Are Parents Clueless?

A new report by Learning Heroes finds 9 of 10 parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level, even as other data show most students struggling to reach proficiency in math and reading. What gives?

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Let Parents Opt Out (Even If It's a Bad Idea)

If parents feel strongly that the tests aren’t educationally valuable for their kids, no one should force them to participate or punish them for opting out. But that doesn't mean they should opt out.

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Lost in the Crowd

Meet DeAnthony, Amalia, David, Kendra and Joy—five talented students from low-income communities who are getting lost in the crowd.

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Real Engagement Means Telling Parents the Truth

Teachers and parents often “engage” about student progress, yet part ways without getting on the same page. In many cases, that’s easier than dealing with the hard truth. Learning problems linger and worsen before they are addressed.  Years later, someone looks at a thick file and says, “How is it possible that nobody intervened to help this child?”

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School Cheating is Fraud Against Families

Students are the real victims in these incidents. They’re the ones who are misled about what they have learned and can do. They’re the ones who unwillingly carry away tarnished academic records. They’re the ones who are forced to re-take exams and try to learn in schools distracted by audits and investigations. They’re the ones who were lied to.

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