The Need for Transparency & Accountability
in Schools
Placing School-Based 
Transparency and Accountability in Focus

You Teach, Why do Students not Learn? 
Teach Better/Test Better. . .
& Assessing Student Learning
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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?
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 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, hereherehere  and here to
learn more.

​The goal is to discover what
students know,

not to create tricky questions. . .
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Explore, Discover, Learn, Discuss

How Is Your State
Performing On The 2017 NAEP Assessment?
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National Assessment Of
Educational Progress?

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



Testing What You’re Teaching
Without Teaching to the Test
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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. . .

Students should be tested more not less. . .

Ten Benefits to Testing. . . 

What Student Achievement Tests Tell Us About Teacher Effectiveness

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?


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,