Testing

Takeover to Turnaround
What states and schools can learn from the Massachusetts takeover of Lawrence Public Schools.
Should I Be Worried?
The deceptive nature of proficiency as a measure of student progress — and how to fix the funhouse mirror
Data Dialogue
Tips for educators on sharing student data with families.
Making Incentives Work
Scholarships have greater impact when given to kids who are told they are high performers, new study finds.
Testing
As educators in Atlanta face jail time, an expert weighs in on where we’ve gone wrong with standardized tests.
photo of faculty Paul Reville, Heather Hill and Daniel Koretz with Mary Tamer of Usable Knowledge
In a video roundtable, HGSE experts explore the challenges of implementing America’s new standards.
Professor Andrew Ho
Andrew Ho assesses current approaches to measuring proficiency among students and schools — and proposes alternative metrics.