There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success.
Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
John W. Saye, Jeremy Stoddard, David M. Gerwin, Andrea S. Libresco & Lamont E. Maddox (2018) Journal of Curriculum Studies, DOI: National study of 62 social studies classrooms found that participating Consortium classrooms exhibited the highest level of authentic intellectual work, "a necessity to maintain democratic societies."
Shael Polakow-Suransky, president of the Bank Street College of Education; Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Southern California; and Doug Knecht, executive director of the Bank Street Education Center. The authors cite the Consortium for the “high levels of preparation and engagement students exhibit in these schools.” Ed Week (July 2018)
Feature on students at Bronx International High School and their hands-on science projects. Bronx.news12.com (June 2018)
Michael McQuillan and Michael Kosciol, teachers at Brooklyn Leaders, describe their spring Intensive and students' active participation in community advocacy. (Harlem World magazine, May 2018)
David Brooks, New York Times
Gareth Robinson, Institute for Health Professions, and Ann Cook
Voices in Urban Education
D. Amari Jackson, Atlanta Black Star
Michael Powell, New York Times
A description of the Consortium’s performance assessment system and values, American Educator
Catherine Gewertz, Education Week
Eleanor J. Bader, TruthOut
Helen Zelon, The Village Voice