|July, 2010||Changing the National Conversation on Assessment|
|July, 2010||Intriguing alternative to rating schools by tests||Washington Post|
|July, 2010||Keeping Accountability Systems Accountable|
Eric | PDK International
|March, 2010||Multicultural Critical Theory. At B-School?||New York Times|
|6-2-09||Study Finds That Students Benefit From Depth, Rather Than Breadth, in High School Science Courses||University of Virginia
|1-21-09||Measuring What Matters |
Schools must collect data that serve a 21st-century agenda. A consortium of New York schools shows how.
|Educational Leadership: December 2008/January 2009
|9-22-08||College Panel Calls for Less Focus on SATs||New York Times|
Just released 2007 nationally conducted Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll:
|Posted on Time Out From Testing|
|9-4-07||Letter to the Editor:|
Professor Richard Pring submitted this letter to the Times in response to the the article that appeared on August 15th focusing on the role played by British
educational consultant Michael Barber in New York City schools.
|The New York Times|
|9-4-07||Scrap these '19th-century' GCSEs, says expert|
A leading expert on exams and testing has claimed that GCSEs are stuck in the '19th century', forcing pupils to memorise facts that will be little use to them later in life.
|6-3-07||The Study of History Isnít Helped by Testing (1 Letter)|
The writers are co-chairwoman of the New York Performance Standards Consortium and director of the Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning.
|New York Times|
Evaluating 'No Child Left Behind'
Express your views to your senators and congressperson. Congress is now considering whether to reauthorize NCLB.
|5-19-07||Study Finds College-Prep Courses in High School Leave Many Students Lagging|
Only a quarter of high school students who take the core courses are well prepared for college, the study says.
|New York Times|
|5-19-07||New tests and activities can help teachers guide student learning|
Article from the current Harvard Ed Letter that discusses the misuse of periodic assessments.
|Harvard Education Letter |
|5-14-07||The Impending Loss of Talent: An Exploratory Study Challenging Assumptions About Testing and Merit|
This major study disputes the correlation between tests (SAT, LSAT etc) and higher education performance. Study concludes tests impact particularly negatively on students of color.
|by Daryl G Smith & Gwen Garrison ó 2005 |
|8-9-06||Making the Pendulum Swing: Challenging Bad Education Policy in New York State|
An article on creating a literacy culture by Ann Cook, co-chair of the NY Performance Standards Consortium and Phyllis Tashlik, director of the Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning.
|Coallition of Essential Schools|
|5-20-06||High School Exit Exam Tossed||L.A. Times|
|5-20-06||Letter to the Editor: Deborah Meier||New York Times|
|5-20-06||As Test-Taking Grows, Test-Makers Grow Rarer||New York Times|
|5-20-06||Regents ask state to probe race bias||Daily News|
|5-20-06||Some Schools Are Leaving Recess Behind||New York Times|
|5-20-06||Odd Math for 'Best High Schools' List||New York Times|
|5-20-06||Regents exam's colonialism questions anger black students||Daily News|
|5-20-06||Critic of No Child Left Behind Was Disinvited From Meeting||New York Times|
|5-20-06||Regarding the cancellation of my appearance at the IRA in Chicago||Patricia Polacco, 2006|
|5-20-06||The Children's Defense Fund Report: State of America's Children||Chapter 4: Education|
|5-20-06||Boys Are No Match for Girls in Completing High School||New York Times|
|5-20-06||Principals Face Review in Education Overhaul||New York Times|
|4-29-06||N.Y. should take cue from R.I.: Loosen tight leash on schools||Rochester Democrat and Chronicle|
|9-28-05||When an exit exam becomes an exit ramp for too many Texans||Statesman|
|2-26-05||Read the letter sent to all members of the Board of Regents and NY State Legislators|
|7-6-04||Bills would ease testing ||Rochester Democrat and Chronicle|
|6-25-04||Anti-Testing Advocates Give Senate High Marks on Passage of Bills ||New York Sun|
|3-18-04||More Students Passing Regents, but Achievement Gap Persists||NYTimes|
|Sept. 2004||Letter to the Editor: Professor Richard Pring, former director of Oxford University's Department of Education Studies||New York Times|