Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Ten Tips From Gordon Commission on the Future of Testing

The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Ten Tips From Gordon Commission on the Future of Testing:

Guest Post: Ten Tips From Gordon Commission on the Future of Testing



The American Educational Research Association (AERA) held its annual meeting in San Francisco in May, and we asked some of the journalists in attendance to cover a few of the sessions for us. Given that the testing pushback is making headlines again this month (Maryland is just one example) , it seemed like a good time to share this post from Laura Isensee of KUHF Houston Public Radio.

Amid the growing backlash by parents and educators against high-stakes testing, a group of education experts and researchers recently gathered together to envision the future of measuring student learning.

The 30-member group is called the Gordon Commission, led by Edmund Gordon, professor emeritus of Yale University and Teachers College, Columbia University. 

They were brought together by the Educational Testing Service, and for two years explored the future of testing. Earlier this year, they issued their report and 

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