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Since the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) there has been more testing and greater consequences for poor results. Despite these efforts to close the achievement gap, Linda Darling-Hammond notes that “U.S. performance on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) declined in every subject area between 2000 and 2012—the years in which these […]
New research discovers a bias in teacher-evaluation methods. “School principals—when conducting classroom observations—appear to give some teachers an unfair boost based on the students they’re assigned to teach, rather than judging them solely on their instructional savvy.” The best marks were often given to teachers with high-performing students, while teachers whose students were struggling academically […]
“I don’t know why everybody isn’t talking about this. Everybody, everywhere, is single-mindedly focused on the achievement gap, and nobody is spending any time talking about what potentially could be one of the biggest underliers of why we have one.” –Gail McGee, Houston Independent School District ——————————————————————————- An important new report from the Carnegie Foundation […]