Here are some recent useful posts on education policy:

I’m adding these next three posts to A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report:

Gates’ Teacher Effectiveness Study: Surprised? is by Renee Moore.

Gates Foundation Wastes More Money Pushing VAM is from The National Education Policy Center.

Weighing and Weighting the Evidence: the Measures of Effective Teaching Project is by Barnett Berry.

Here are four new additions to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery:

PISA+TIMSS+PIRLS = GERM? is by Pasi Sahlberg.

International Test Scores Often Misinterpreted To Detriment Of U.S. Students, Argues New EPI Study is from The Huffington Post.

What Do International Tests Really Show About U.S. Student Performance is the actual EPI study.

U.S. scores on international test lowered by sampling error: report is from Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.

Teacher Quality Mania: Backward by Design is by P.L. Thomas. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.