Make it less intrusive and more meaningful, but don't get rid of annual testing, writes Betheny Gross.
Commentary on "Alternative Strategies for Identifying High-Performing Charter Schools in Texas"
Robin Lake was invited to comment on "Alternative Strategies for Identifying High-Performing Charter Schools in Texas," by Lori L. Taylor and Paige C. Perez. In her response, she finds the article useful to policy and practice, writing that the authors take a thoughtful approach to measuring charter success and that they go a step further than other attempts to identify successful charter schools by taking cost effectiveness into account. Her full commentary is published and available for download in the Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 3: Iss. 2, Article 17.