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Explore the debate and science of Standardized Tests.

October 2, 2019

Testing Threatens "Civic Education"

David Randall

New Civics finds an enemy in standardized testing. It turns out, explains David Randall, that tests require extensive factual knowledge. The sort of knowledge that only comes from in-class education a...

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January 20, 2017

NAS Embraces Classical Alternative to the PSAT

National Association of Scholars

Classic Learning Initiatives has developed a new alternative to the PSAT, rolling out the Classic Learning Test 9 (CLT 9) and Classic Learning Test 10 (CLT 10).

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February 1, 2016

Keep the SAT Essay

Madison Iszler

Perhaps the most unfortunate change to the new SAT is that the essay is now optional.

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November 3, 2015

Outlaw Literacy

Peter Wood

Detroit's schools barely produce more educationally proficient students than they do juvenile delinquents.

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September 24, 2015

PARCC Results Mean Nothing

Sandra Stotsky

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky explains how Common Core-based tests fail to produce intelligible results.

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December 2, 2014

APUSH and Speaking in Educational Code

KC Johnson

Brooklyn College historian KC Johnson finds the new AP history standards heavy on skills, light on content.

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July 7, 2014

Look What the College Board Has Done to U.S. History

Peter Wood

Peter Wood comments on the College Board's release of its new AP U.S. History curriculum.

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July 1, 2014

The New AP History: A Preliminary Report

Peter Wood

In this preliminary report, NAS president Peter Wood analyzes in detail the new AP United States history course.

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March 12, 2014

The SAT Upgrade Is a Big Mistake

Peter Wood

In an attempt to advance "social justice," the College Board has once again revised the SAT.

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