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June 04, 2012 5:45 PM Event: Education’s Next Big Test

By the Editors

The biggest untold story in American education might be the new round of high-stakes testing coming to schools and districts. In 2014, a national set of high-stakes tests — as opposed to the uneven patchwork of state tests we’ve had for years — will come to most of the nation’s classrooms. Rather than issuing from Congress, these tests are the product of agreements between states and some money from Obama’s stimulus. They will be totally computerized and tougher than anything most American students have ever experienced. And given the growing hostility in many quarters to high-stakes testing, they are also likely to be highly controversial. Yet they have garnered little national media attention.

The latest issue of the Washington Monthly provides an in-depth look at these new tests in a special report on education and “deeper learning.” Please join us for a discussion tomorrow about what these new tests will look like and the changes they are likely to bring to America’s schools.”The panel of experts and writers will include:

Kevin Carey
Director, Education Policy Program
New America Foundation

Featured Speakers
Barbara Chow
Education Program Director,
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Laura McGiffert Slover
Senior Vice President, Partnership for
Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

Bill Tucker
Deputy Director, Policy Development,
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Susan Headden
Senior Writer/Editor, Education Sector

Robert Rothman
Senior fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education

Moderator
Paul Glastris
Editor in Chief, Washington Monthly

Tuesday, June 5th at 9 AM
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

For more information and
to RSVP for the event,
click here to the event page

Can’t Attend in Person?
Watch the Live Webcast
Tomorrow (6/5) 9:00 AM here

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