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Dec 6, 2018 by

12.13.18 — NonPartisanEducation “Does the College Board Deserve Public Subsidies?” By Richard P. Phelps  TO READ RICHARD...

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Does College Board Deserve Pub...

Dec 4, 2018 by

Introduction The century-old College Entrance Examination Board (College Board) sponsors, develops, and administers standardized...

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Achieve: Cradle of Common Core...

Nov 30, 2018 by

Achieve is corporate America’s direct connection to national education policy. Mainstream business leaders seem to trust it, and...

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Common Core Collaborators

Aug 27, 2018 by

Common Core Collaborators: Six Organizational Portraits Richard P. Phelps – Historical, financial and media analyses of the...

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Nation’s Report Card: Co...

Apr 21, 2018 by

by Richard Phelps – The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) boasts a long and proud history. First administered...

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Dan Koretz’s Big Con

Nov 28, 2017 by

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better, by Daniel Koretz [book review]   Reviewed by Richard P. Phelps     The...

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Private Data in Education Rese...

Jul 4, 2017 by

Special Section: The Problem of Private Data in Education Research: Some researchers prefer to publish studies based on data they...

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More Common Core salespersons’...

Sep 13, 2016 by

by Richard P Phelps In a previous post, I summarized recent Form 990s—the financial reporting documents required of large US...

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101 Terms for Denigrating Othe...

Jul 19, 2016 by

by Richard P Phelps – In scholarly terms, a review of the literature or literature review is a summation of the previous...

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Neither higher, deeper, nor mo...

May 23, 2016 by

Richard P. Phelps – Let’s assume for the moment that the Common Core consortia tests, PARCC and SBAC, can validly measure all...

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Some Common Core Salespersons’...

May 22, 2016 by

by Richard P Phelps – Linked are copies of Form 990s for Marc Tucker’s National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE),...

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Neither higher, deeper, nor mo...

May 21, 2016 by

Richard Phelps – Some say that now is a wonderful time to be a psychometrician–a testing and measurement professional....

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Fordham Institute’s pretend re...

Feb 12, 2016 by

Richard Phelps – The Thomas P. Fordham Institute has released a report, Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation...

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Fordham report predictable, co...

Nov 14, 2015 by

by Richard P. Phelps – On November 17, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will decide the...

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No Child Left Behind Renewal: ...

Feb 24, 2015 by

Richard P. Phelps – Two weeks ago, The Honorable Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the chair of the Senate Committee on Health,...

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The Test: Why our schools are ...

Jan 9, 2015 by

Kamenetz, A. (2015). The Test: Why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing—but you don’t have to be. New York: Public...

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U.S. GAO Could Do More in Exam...

May 23, 2013 by

Richard P. Phelps The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a research agency of the U.S. Congress, continues its foray into...

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Try Trying

Apr 19, 2013 by

Richard P. Phelps – Educator testing scandals have lit up the news wires recently and some call the cheating unprecedented. It...

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Depraved Indifference: Testing...

Sep 30, 2012 by

By Richard P. Phelps1 Within several months, the most important document in US education testing—the Standards for Educational and...

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Depraved Indifference: Testing...

Sep 16, 2012 by

Part 1.  So Many Secrets By Richard P. Phelps[1] In the excellent film, The Insider, Jeffrey Wigand, an ex-tobacco company executive...

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