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Testing Benefits

If you are an educator, chances are that you have had or will have a student who is learning English as an additional language. Some of these multilingual students are eligible for language support services if their English proficiency limits their access to learning academic content. Districts typically have specific policies for...

Conquering U.S. Admission Exams

Philip Bates shares how international students can effectively prepare for the SAT and ACTI’ve had conversations with high school students from India to South Korea, and they all want to attend a university in the U.S. And for good reason: the U.S. maintains the most attractive university system...

Less Testing May Help Every Child Achieve

After weeks of negotiations, U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have released draft legislation designed to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).The bipartisan agreement, known as the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” promises to fix problems with the NCLB Act while keeping intact the parts...

The Bogus Argument to Increase Testing

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Stephen Krashen argues that assessment alone cannot improve achievement Few people are aware of the astonishing amount of testing the U.S. Department of Education is planning for our children. The Department of Education will require, as before, tests in reading and math near the end of school year but also supports testing several times during the year (interim testing). In...