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So You Don’t Like Standardized Tests—What’s the Alternative?

  We recently covered standardized testing, and all of the associated pitfalls, and while it can be easy to know what you don’t like about rigorously testing students, the next question often becomes, “okay, so how do we replace it?” … Continue reading

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Evaluating Teacher Evaluations

As bosses, we demand competence, effort and excellence from our employees. As employees, we thrive under a system that clearly spells out expectations, evaluates our performance fairly, and rewards achievement. Simple enough. So why is this so difficult to implement … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluation: Thoughts from Educators

As part of our ongoing series on new problems and ideas in teacher assessments, www.funderstanding.com has reached out to rank-and-file educators for their input. Through both direct sources and a far-reaching social media shout-out, we have spoken to dozens of … Continue reading

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Cheating on High-Stakes Testing: Can You Believe It?

Another cheating scandal, this one in Atlanta, Georgia, where 178  teachers and administrators have been accused of cheating to raise student scores on standardized tests. Despite numerous revelations of cheating in recent months (and accusations and suspicion in other high-profile … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is the bane of some students’ existence as they go through school. Students start getting nervous in the weeks before, as their teachers are taking class time up with preparation worksheets and tips. Standardized tests have been in … Continue reading

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