Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2015 – Part Two):

FIVE SIMPLE STEPS TO READING POLICY RESEARCH is from The Great Lakes Center. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

The Formative Evaluation of Teaching Performance is by Dylan Wiliam. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

New U.S. rules for standardized testing have been drafted. Here’s what they mean for kids. is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Report: ‘College prep for all’ mandate may block some students from graduating is from Ed Source.

Want Your Kids to Get a Good Education? Support Their Teachers’ Workplace Rights is from The Nation.

Karen Lewis may play with fire, but she didn’t start it is from The Chicago Sung Times.

The Payne of Confronting Stereotypes about Poverty as Educators is by Paul Thomas. I’m adding it to The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne.

Results from the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress tests were released this week. Here are some useful reactions on them:

Proficiency and NAEP scores: Let’s stop talking about trivial distinctions and focus on ending inequality instead is from The Hechinger Report.

Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered is from Ed Week.

These tweets point out that scores might be lower or flat, but that also more students took the test. In other words, it’s not an “apples to apples” comparison to previous years.