Testing Reform in the News -- August 8 - 14, 2012

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Duncan Doubles Down on Failed Ed. Policy
  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/new-school-year-doubling-down-on-failed-ed-policy/2012/08/08/e6732aa4-e1cb-11e1-98e7-89d659f9c106_blog.html

Oklahoma School Boards Endorse National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing
  http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=19&articleid=20120814_19_A12_OWASSO690098

Is Anyone Listening? Policy Versus Research on Test-Based Accountability and Charter Schools
  http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=16798

Professor Finds Validity of Standardized Testing Questionable
  http://www.dailytexanonline.com/university/2012/08/05/professor-finds-vailidity-standardized-testing-questionable

Testing Firm Pushes Back Against Claim its Products Are Flawed
  http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/pearson-defends-texas-tests-against-claims-flaws/

DC Investigates Just One School for Rhee-Era Cheating (and finds lots of problems)
  http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-08-08/dc-schools-cheating/56888224/1
  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/the-deafening-silence-on-test-cheating/2012/08/11/d4d565e2-e2fb-11e1-a25e-15067bb31849_blog.html

Test Scores Plummet at Denver School After Cheating Investigation
  http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21269212/test-scores-plummet-at-denver-school-marked-by

Diane Ravitch on School Performance and Standardized Testing -- lots of good sound bytes in this radio interview
  http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/aug/10/diane-ravitch-school-performance-and-standardized-testing/