Standardized Tests

New Bill Takes Aim At Murphy Education Department’s Persistent Disregard for Measuring Unfinished Learning

A new bill sponsored by Senator Teresa Ruiz and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight looks like it may pass quickly during the…

5 months ago

New Report on ‘Unfinished Learning’ Finds Our Kids Are Not Okay

This is a disaster. The bottom has fallen out, and the results are as bad as you can imagine. We…

5 months ago

SCOOP: Murphy’s Ed Department Gives Up on Student Success After High School

Yesterday the State Board of Education convened to hear a presentation from the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education on the…

5 months ago

Two Corrections to New Jersey Teachers Union President Sean Spiller’s Op-Ed

Sean Spiller, newly-coronated president of the New Jersey Education Association, had an opinion piece in the Star-Ledger Monday exulting in…

8 months ago

‘State of Emergency’ or ‘Not a Failure’? Dueling Takeaways on Learning Loss at State Board of Education Meeting

There was some dissension yesterday during the New Jersey State Board of Education meeting. Vice President Andy Mulvihill, upon hearing…

11 months ago

EXPLAINER: What Are Standardized Tests and Why Do We Need Them?

Few education topics get parents, teachers, and school leaders more riled up than discussions about using results from student tests…

11 months ago

COMMENTARY: New ‘Report’ on Camden Students’ Academic Growth Fails the Smell Test

Last week New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) released a “report” that tries to prove the state takeover of Camden Public…

12 months ago

COMMENTARY: Someone Needs to Tell This NJ Superintendent That Schools Are Accountable to Families, Not the Other Way Around

You probably didn’t read Sunday's Star-Ledger op-ed by John Kellmayer called “‘Harrison Bergeron’ and How to Close the Achievement Gap.” …

1 year ago

Feds Approve New Jersey’s Request to Replace State Tests with “Alternative Assessment Tools”

Earlier today, the US Department of Education sent a letter stating that New Jersey’s proposal to replace this spring’s NJ-SLA exams with…

1 year ago

Many NJ Students Need ‘Strong Support’ To Recover From Pandemic Learning Loss

Last Fall the New Jersey Department of Education offered  "Start Strong" assessments to all school districts. The DOE described these…

1 year ago