This summer, I wrote a piece in favor of the Senate’s modified version of NCLB (as it is currently up for renewal). I summarized its position in the following statement… In light of last minute amendments, the (Senate’s) final version maintains NCLB’s position to disclose student performance and expose gaps by way of standardized tests. … More Education Next Poll Results, ECAA, and State Level Accountability
As a first year school director, one of my teachers gave me some interesting feedback. He said, “Dye, you don’t do it like white people.” I waited for him to explain because I wanted to know if the knot that had formed in my stomach was warranted or not. I was ok with being critiqued on … More Testing as a Civil Rights Strategy is Not about Achievement
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?