Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Superintendent Search Process

In this article, a Minneapolis paper ponders the superintendent search process.

More than anything else, it demonstrates the lack of a deep candidate pool for these jobs across the nation. I would guess that many of these jobs have less than 10-20 qualified applicants.

Monday, February 13, 2006

NCLB driving testing industry

Article here says that NCLB has driven testing companies to emphasize multiple choice items due to high demand.
The quality of tests in U.S. schools is declining as companies producing the exams rely more on multiple-choice questions because of a surge in demand sparked by the No Child Left Behind Act, according to a recent report.

Full report from Education Sector is available here.