Will Kentucky’s New Public School Assessments be Driven by the Right Research?

Last week, the Education Week newspaper’s print edition headline story (subscription) dealt with some real surprises. These surprises came from the latest, experimentally-based studies from the US Institute of Education Sciences (IES), which is part of the US Department of Education. Quite simply, once scientific split-sample testing of different education programs is conducted, most of…

Infinite Questions

We’ve been covering the teething problems with the Kentucky Department of Education’s new computer support program for schools (see here, here, here and here) for some time. The first version, known as STI, failed some time ago. The replacement, known as Infinite Campus, has just now become operational in all school districts – more or…