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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Accountability and Testing

April 1, 2014 | Room for Debate (New York Times)

Parents and Students Need Test Results

Parents who avoid tests for their children deny themselves and educators’ objective knowledge of children’s academic standings. By Herbert Walberg.
March 25, 2014 | NewsMax

Indiana First State to Drop Common Core Educational Standards

Indiana on Monday became the first state in the nation to drop the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
March 17, 2014 | NPR

Caroline Hoxby on Tell Me More

How did college get so expensive, and do families have the information they need to manage costs? Stanford University economist Caroline Hoxby and former college dean Marcia Cantarella discuss.
March 13, 2014 | National Journal

SAT Changes Are a Good Start

But vast inequities between students from low- and high-income backgrounds still remain.
March 12, 2014 | Education Next

Kansas Courts Get It Right

Instead of deciding whether or not the Kansas legislature had dedicated sufficient funds to its local schools, the Kansas Supreme Court chose to highlight the importance of student outcomes.
March 10, 2014 |

Common Core Woes Lead to New 'Dumbed-Down' SAT

It is no accident that the so-called “architect” of the Common Core standards is now president of the College Board. Barack Obama’s plan to “fundamentally transform” education into the latest social justice iteration has hit a road block, and David Coleman has come to save the day with a newer, “dumbed-down” SAT, so easy that almost anybody can get into college.
March 11, 2014 | Education Next

Rewarding and Employing Teachers Based on Their Value-Added

Paying teachers in a manner that is competitive with private sector rewards
March 5, 2014 | NBC Nightly News

Michael Petrilli on Nightly News (2:08)

The College Board has announced the first major changes to the SAT in nine years, hoping to level the playing field among those taking the exam. - NBC News
March 6, 2014 | New York Times

The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul

January 13, 2014 | Education Next

Why the U.S. Results on PISA Matter

Other countries have shown that it is possible to improve. While changing achievement might be difficult, there is ample evidence that it is critical to the U.S. future.