Is Test-Based Accountability a Civil Rights Issue?

I recently wrote “The Standardization Trap” where I talked about standardized tests in how they adversely influence instruction.  One of my main arguments was against the notion of tests being used as the primary measure of achievement.  In that students need access to literacies beyond those that are captured by standardized tests, centering them as the … More Is Test-Based Accountability a Civil Rights Issue?

The Standardization Trap

One reason why we support charter schools and the school reform movement here in the Empowerment Network is that reform is theorized to radically serve all students without excuses.  Minority and low-income students need a schooling model that is based on their achievement—not based on the achievement of others.  I make this distinction frequently because … More The Standardization Trap