Tests, Testing, and Test Issues

Race to the Top Assessments and Assessment Consortium Information and News

Viator, Heffner to Lead ETS's Common Assessment Work
Apr. 20, 2011 Marketwire

Seven Reasons Why the Assessment Consortia Will Matter More than Race to the Top
Bill Tucker 07/01/2010 Educationnext

Race to the Top Assessment: Only Three Consortia Apply
Catherine Gewertz June 24, 2010 Education Week

A Sneak Peek at Race to Top Assessment Plans
Catherine Gewertz June 21, 2010 Education Week

Race to new tests
April 18, 2010 Joanne Jacobs

SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

OSPI web page this includes links to

See a listing of states involved.

Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC or Partnership)

PARCC information

PARCC Race to the Top Assessmet Program Application

News Articles

Unanswered questions about standardized tests
Valerie Strauss 04/26/2011 The Washington Post

The myths of standardized testing
Valerie Strauss 04/15/2011 The Washington Post

Guest Commentary: Everything they didn't tell you about CSAP
Angela Engel 03/25/2011 The Denver Post

Chinese students' high scores in international tests come at a cost
Megan K. Stack January 13, 2011 Los Angeles Times

Will the New Assessments Make a Difference?
Catherine Gewertz on January 12, 2011 Education Week Curriculum Matters

Rethinking Advanced Placement
CHRISTOPHER DREW January 7, 2011 The New York Times

In PISA Test, Top Scores From Sh
anghai Stun Experts
brooks January 7, 2011

Despite recent test scores, China is not 'eating our lunch'
Kam Wing Chan January 2, 2011 The Seattle Times

The Test Chinese Schools Still Fail
High scores for Shanghai's 15-year-olds are actually a sign of weakness.
JIANG XUEQIN DECEMBER 8, 2010 The Wall Street Journal

Shanghai Schools’ Approach Pushes Students to Top of Tests
DAVID BARBOZA December 29, 2010 The New York Times

Chieppo and Gass: Despite success, MCAS under siege

Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass Dec 29, 2010 The MetroWest Daily News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR- 503-10 December 9, 2010

Report Builds Mountain out of Education Ant Hill
Richard Innes September 21, 2010 Bluegrass Policy Blog

Testing, the Chinese Way

ELISABETH ROSENTHAL: September 11, 2010 The New York Times

State Group Piloting Teacher Prelicensing Exam

Stephen Sawchuk August 30, 2010 Education Week

10 Queens Pupils Got Second Chance at State Test

TRIP GABRIEL July 11, 2010 The New York Times

Students face new tests in reading, math

MSAs could be phased out after state implements planned curriculum changes
July 2, 2010 JESSE YEATMAN SoMdNewscom

Can New York Clean Up the Testing Mess?

Two top education officials tackle rampant score inflation.
SOL STERN Spring 2010 City Journal

NY passes students who get wrong answers on tests

CARL CAMPANILE and SUSAN EDELMAN June 6, 2010 New York Post

Race to new tests
April 18, 2010 Joanne Jacobs

Assessment vs. Achievement Tests
Eleanor G. Campbell FEBRUARY 1999 Education Reporter

A National Yardstick for Gauging Math Progress

States Show Uneven Performance; Even Top Achievers Fall Short
By Christopher B. Swanson January 14, 2010
Education Week

States Lower Test Standards for a High School Diploma

IAN URBINA January 11, 2010 The New York Times

What Are Science & Math Test Scores Really Telling U.S.?
Alan S. Brown Linda LaVine Brown WINTER 2007 THE BENT OF TAU BETA PI

NAEP Plan for Students With Disabilities Criticized
Mary Ann Zehr November 10, 2009 Education Week

Experts, Public to Weigh In on Common Tests
Michele McNeil October 20, 2009 Education Week

California math scores among the lowest
Jill Tucker October 15, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle

How to Improve National Math Scores
By THE EDITORS October 15, 2009 The New York Times Opinion

NAEP Math Scores Idle at 4th Grade, Advance at 8th
Sean Cavanagh October 14, 2009 Education Week

U.S. Math Tests Find Scant Gains Across New York
JENNIFER MEDINA October 14, 2009 The New York Times

Algebra 2 Test Yields Poor Results in Year II
Sean Cavanagh September 30, 2009 Education Week

Reading Incomprehension
TODD FARLEY September 27, 2009 The New York Times

Experts: Test focus driving education wrong way, not preparing college-bound NYC students

Stanley Kaplan, Pioneer in Preparing Students for Exams, Dies at 90
KAREN W. ARENSON August 24, 2009 The New York Times

State tosses out three ISTEP questions
May 29, 2009 Sandra Chapman Eyewitness News

Education Secretary Says Aid Hinges on New Data
SAM DILLON April 1, 2009 The New York Times

Are R.I. test results misleading?
Scores said to be modest and rising are really low and falling.
DAVID ANDERSON Providence Journal February 18, 2009

Math Tests For Five-Year-Olds?
NYC Proposal To Assess Kindergartners' Skills Stirs Debate Over Standardized Tests
NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2008 CBS Interactive Inc.


What Do the NAEP Math Tests Really Measure?
By David Klein Notices of the AMS January 2011

Formative Assessment and Next-Generation Assessment Systems: Are We Losing an Opportunity?
Margaret Heritage
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies University of California, Los Angeles
Paper prepared for the Council of Chief State School Officers September 2010

2009 Mathematics Report Card
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Why the WASL is so Awful!!
Published by Citizens United for Responsible Education (CURE)
http://www.CureWashington.org Third printing, January, 2006

Tests, Testing, and Test Issues - Mathematically Sound Foundations

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: 2005-2007

Research and Development Report
October 2009

Victor Bandeira de Mello
Charles Blankenship
American Institutes for Research
Don McLaughlin
Statistics and Strategies

NCES 2010-456

Tests, Testing, and Test Issues - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Stars by Which to Navigate:
Scanning National and International Standards in 2009

Sheila Byrd Carmichael, W. Stephen Wilson, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Amber M. Winkler, and Stafford Palmieri

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
October 2008

American Diploma Project (ADP) End-of-Course Exams: 2009 Annual Report
September 2009

Tests, Testing, and Test Issues - Mathematically Sound Foundations

The 5th Annual AP ®
Report to the Nation

February 4, 2009

The College Board

Tests, Testing, and Test Issues - Mathematically Sound Foundations

The 5th Annual
AP® Report to the Nation

Washington Supplement

February 4, 2009

The College Board

Studies and Papers

Achievement, Test Scores and Relative Wages
John H. Bishop Cornell University
Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS)
CAHRS Working Paper Series
Cornell University ILR School Year 1989