One Standardized Test to Rule Them All (Village Voice)

A consortium of 26 states is working on a plan to revamp standardized testing by the year 2014. The road to “college readiness,” though, may be paved with potholes.

For New York City schools reeling from their dismal scores on the newly toughened state exams, another tectonic shift is on the way.

As a winner in President Obama’s “Race to the Top” competition, New York State is directing part of its $700 million windfall toward the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a 26-state consortium that has set itself the daunting task of completely redefining the way K-12 students are evaluated… [read more]