The need for Transparency
​                     and Accountability in Schools 
Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Schools
  Present day civil rights organizations
have taken a stand against the
opt-out of testing movement.

They state:
"P articipation in assessments is critical for expanding educational
opportunity for all students."
If Martin Luther King was alive today
would he agree with them?
Click here to learn more, including  here, here  and   here.   

 Click  here to review state data on testing. 

Why measure student learning?

"Teachers’ perceptions, expectations, and behaviours probably do help sustain, and perhaps even expand the black-white
test score gap. . ."

Click here   here , here here here   and here to
learn more.

Explore, Discover, Learn, Discuss

How Is Your State
Performing On The 2017 NAEP Assessment?
​Click here to learn more.

National Assessment Of
Educational Progress?

To Learn More About
The 2015 Longitudinal NAEP Scores
For 12th grade students,



Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of
Instructional and Assessment Materials to
the Common Core State Standards

Tests/Assessments Are Bearing Fruit at an Early Age, click here to learn more. 
K-12  Students Exceed Expectations On the New Common Core Aligned Exam
Click here to read this report.

To Read the:

Measurement is Everywhere Blog,

 (as well as some interesting facts

about testing),

Click here. 

Related Materials: Build Your Knowledge Base
Please refer to the following 
articles listed below focusing on testing from a wide range of viewpoints. . .

How do parents know if learning is taking place in classrooms?

Assessments and Instructional Alignment 

What do you know about test blueprints?

Don't Believe the Hype: Tests Are Good for Students

How School Accountability and Testing Improve Public Schools

Does School Accountability Lead to Improved Student Performance?

Does ESSA Mean the End of Super Subgroups for Accountability?

Do Private School Students Do Better On the PISA?

Voucher Students Who Transferred to Private Schools Experienced Significant Losses in Achievement

The Problem With Student Growth Measures 

Why Some Measures Create Greater Accuracy Concerns

Linking NAEP Achievement Levels to TIMSS  


Students have lower test scores in larger school districts and in districts in which the district's teachers union has negotiated a contract that is more favorable to the district's teachers,