Standardized Tests

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

We are pleased to announce the launch of FutureEd, an independent, solution-oriented think tank…

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…