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The Nonpartisan Education Review provides a forum for those interested in education issues but put off by the education policy groups affiliated with the political parties. We aim to make a difference by remaining non-aligned and non-partisan. Learn more about us and read the Nonpartisan Education Review (ISSN 2150-6477), our peer-reviewed, open access electronic journal.  

Nonpartisan Education Review: ALL CONTENT, 2005-2012

Special Section: The Common Core Dissenters:
In June 2010, the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers released Reaching Higher: The Common Core State Standards Validation Committee. The committee comprised 28 members, but the report included only 24 signatures. The four who would not go along are Alfinio Flores (U. Delaware), R. James Milgram (Stanford U.), Sandra Stotsky (U Arkansas), and Dylan Wiliam (ETS). Professor Flores declined to submit an explanation. But, dissents from Professors Milgram, Stotsky, and Wiliam can be found here:

New in the Nonpartisan Education Review:

   Special Section: The Problem of Private Data in Education Research:

Special Section: Depraved Indifference: Testing Experts and Education Policy Point-Counterpoint: Educators, Cheating, & Testing Standards:

Also in the Nonpartisan Education Review:

ANNOUNCING: New Educational Foundations: A Trans-ideological Journal of Criticism and ReviewTM. Volume 1 & Volume 2

ANNOUNCING: US Government Accountability Office (GAO) collecting information on potential state testing improprieties

"The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has created this website for the purpose of gathering information on fraudulent behavior in state-administered standardized tests. The information submitted here will be used as part of an ongoing GAO investigation into cheating by school officials nationwide, and will be referred to the appropriate State Educational Agency, the U.S. Department of Education, or other agencies, as appropriate.

"Any information provided through this website will be encrypted through our secure server and handled only by authorized staff. GAO will not release any individually identifiable information provided through this website unless compelled by law or required to do so by Congress. Anonymous reports are also welcome. However, providing GAO with as much information as possible allows us to ensure that our investigation is as thorough and efficient as possible. Providing contact information is particularly important to enable clarification or requests for additional information regarding submitted reports."

On a related note, see Ed Rozycki's notes on Combatting Education Corruption

ANNOUNCING: Team Metric, an organization with a mission.
"STEM curricula must move towards a greater focus and coherence; we believe that no change would achieve this goal more effectively than removing US customary (inch-pound) units from formal education. A Metric-only approach to STEM education would provide a rational, science-based, intuitive system to learn and build upon. We support metric-only education."

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation hosts an interesting discussion on test cheating.

ProCon.org posts new issue page on standardized tests. (See also their issue page on teacher tenure.)

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