Here are a few relatively recent good posts and articles on education policy issues:
Monty Neill: Authentic Assessment as Part of a Testing Reform Campaign is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing.
Seattle high schools can omit MAP exams is from The Seattle Times. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott.
The Carnegie Knowledge Network has a series of very useful “briefs” on Value-Added Measurement. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.
Teacher Learning & Leadership Program: Research Report is from Stanford. It’s about a teacher leadership program in Ontario, Canada.
Ed Tech, Privatization And Plunder is by David F. Carr. I’m adding it to A Beginning “The Best…” List On The Dangers Of Privatizing Public Education.
San Jose teachers, board adopt landmark teacher evaluation system is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
Evaluating The Evaluators is by Barnett Berry. I’m adding it to the same list.
The Dark History of the Multiple-Choice Test is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to My Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).
Deborah Meier wrote two good posts on an article analyzing international test comparisons. That article is behind a paywall, but you can access a similar, earlier article by the same author. I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.