Standardized tests and assessing student learning

Sep 24, 2012

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How do we know whether our schools are doing a good job of what they are supposed to do? Standardized tests have often been the answer, but what exactly should the tests be measuring? We discuss efforts in Missouri to encourage success in schools, and we talk about how best to measure — and to improve — the quality of student learning.

Panelists:
Margie Vandeven, assistant commissioner in the Office of Quality Schools at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Carol Maher, assistant professor, University of Missouri College of Education
Sally Beth Lyon, chief academic officer, Columbia Public Schools

Note: The full interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan could be found on the Intersection website.