Events: "The Truth About Testing" At Columbia J-School
Following up on last Spring's workshop on private philanthropy, the Columbia Journalism School is putting on another workshop this weekend -- this time on standardized testing. I'm disappointed that testing industry insider Todd Farley isn't a panelist but am hoping that there will be some challenging voices there along with testing experts. It's certainly an interesting time to think about testing, given changes proposed to NCLB, the spread of the Common Core, and the rise of interim assessments in some districts and schools. Scheduled panlists include Daniel Koretz, Jon Snyder, Robert J. Tobias, Heather Vogell, (reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), David Coleman, Laura Slover. Titled "The Truth About Testing," the event runs Friday and Saturday and is invitation only. Sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies. Related post: The Myth Of The All-Powerful Billionaires.