The Forum on Educational ACcountability (FEA), which I chair, submitted its recommendations to the House Ed Comm on Friday; it includes evaluation of the Administration's 'blueprint.' . . . . And FairTest has its summary of these proposals on our website, off our home page at www.fairtest.org.
A number of groups affiliated with Rethink Learning Now (some of whom are signers of the Joint Statement on NCLB) submitted comments to the House.
Richard Rothstein's evaluation of the blueprint.
NEA sent a detailed set of recommendations, a summary is here [link to the whole document is adjacent] - they call among other things for testing once each in 4-6, 7-9, then high school.
AASA recommendations including on assessment and accountability.
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
ED Blueprint Reactions
Monty Neill posted a good sampling of reactions to the "Blueprint" at ARN: