"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ED Blueprint Reactions

Monty Neill posted a good sampling of reactions to the "Blueprint" at ARN:
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.

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