Standardized Tests

Blueprint for Testing: How Schools Should Assess Students During the Covid Crisis

As schools reopen this fall, educators will need to…

Podcast: Coronavirus Could Fuel Demand for Better Assessments

FutureEd Senior Fellow Lynn Olson, a former deputy director of the Bill & Melinda Gates…

The Big Test: The Future of Statewide Standardized Assessments

Standardized testing has been a cornerstone of school reform for two decades. But a…

From Teacher Pay to Free College, What Governors Want

Governors’ annual State of the State addresses are windows into what’s likely to be at…

Accountability Without Testing = Trouble

An unhappy episode in Montgomery County, Maryland, (where I live) reminds us that the quest…

What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Get About School Reform

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently disparaged two decades of public school reform, in particular…

The New Testing Landscape: State Assessments Under ESSA

State testing systems are in transition. Buffeted by anti-testing sentiment on the left…

Past Is Prologue on Common Core Tests

The PARCC and Smarter Balanced state testing consortia set in motion significant improvements in state…

How the Common Core Changed Standardized Testing

When the U.S. Department of Education awarded $350 million to two consortia of states in…

A New Voice for American Education

To celebrate FutureEd’s third anniversary, we’re reposting our launch announcement from March 2, 2017: We…

In Defense of the Common Core and Its Tests

As everyone in the education community knows only too well, the Common Core State Standards…

What Do Test Scores Miss? The Importance of Teacher Effects on Non-Test Score Outcomes

Professor C. Kirabo Jackson finds that using both test-scores and non-test-score measures of…