Intelligence Report | Parade Magazine | by Lyric Wallwork Winik, David Wallechinsky & Daryl Chen
▲4LAKids adds — THE BIG FIVE ARE:
• Harcourt Assessment (Harcourt Publishing)
• Pearson Assessment (Pearson Education/Scott-Foresman)
• Riverside Publishing (Houghton Mifflin)
• Education Testing Service
The states do not write their own tests; ETS is the primary tester in
Professor Gerald Bracy of
Where Does the Money Go? (2005 - two years is warp speed for scholarly thinking to make it to Parade Magazine!):
"Observers have often noted that the testing industry is virtually unregulated. Said Walt Haney of
The federal government has been actually spending about $13.3 billion per year on NCLB; $2.3 billion of this going to testing companies. If one takes out the federal, state and local administrative costs and set-asides that doesn't leave much to filter down to the student in the classroom.
►NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND: Where Does the Money Go? (Bracey, ASU Education Policy Studies Laboratory 2005) describes how the promise and deception/carrot and stick of NCLB works very well. The smoke and mirrors is between the lines!