What’s Going On With Education, Today?

A casual attempt to “catch up” on education reform (trends, state of the art, and status quo) results in a meandering exploration through ideals, and ends with an idea for how to get to the facts.

Ken Robinson: What do all high performing [education] systems do, that America does not?

Education in America happens despite the system we’ve built to encourage it. All other countries with successful education systems embrace these 3 philosophies, and prosper.

Teachers’ Conceptions of Assessment (Survey)

Assessment for improvement would be positively received, while making schools and teachers accountable through assessment would find opposition.

Assessment Literacy Training and Teacher’s Conceptions of Assessment

Teachers with no or little training of any sort in assessment were equally committed to using assessment to improve teaching and learning and to demonstrate student accountability as those with considerable training.