Feds Tackle Student Privacy for Pre-Test Surveys in SAT and ACT
Teachers and students are often confused about the "voluntary nature" of pre-tests, in which the questions require responses, including those queries that a student may not wish to answer. Therein lies the problem. Because the data generated in those surveys is part of school-required activities, it falls under the purview of multiple laws that protect the privacy of student data.
Report: Do Low School Accountability Grades Drive Teachers Away?
A new working paper from NBER asks, does holding schools accountable for student performance cause good teachers to leave low-performing schools? The answer....
Achieve Gives Guidance to States on Developing Well Rounded Science Assessments
As states sort out their science standards — many adopting the Next Generation Science Standards and even more going at the work on their own — all of them are expected to adhere to "high-quality" summative science assessments that meet federal requirements spelled out in Title 1 Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act.