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Bauerlein, Mark; Milgram, R. James; Robbins, Jane – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2017
In 2016 the state of Massachusetts began a process to end the confusing series of alterations to education by revising and aligning the state's academic standards and tests. In March 2017 the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved revisions to the state English language arts (ELA) and math standards. The purpose of this report…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, State Standards, Academic Standards, Standardized Tests
Katzman, John – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
It is so easy to criticize the SAT that most observers overlook the weaknesses of its architect, the College Board. This author contents that, until the latter is replaced, however, the former will never be fixed. The College Board has every incentive to create a complex, stressful, expensive college admissions system. Because it is accountable to…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Testing Programs, Program Administration, Cost Effectiveness