Linking teachers and students

The ability to relate various school factors to student outcomes is a powerful tool for educational improvement. This data allows educators to examine their own practices for their effect on student learning and helps them to identify what is working and what they need to improve.  Policymakers also see a lot of potential in this data as a key element in school reform policies, notably those intended to assure that all

Critical Research on Assessing Critical Thinking

On June 11, Secretary of Education Duncan attended the National PTA Convention where he stated “Only by moving beyond basic skills and bubble tests can children develop the critical thinking skills that will give them the ability to compete successfully in the global economy.”  There is growing consensus that multiple-choice based assessment should be augmented