By Daniel H. Bowen
September 10, 2010
Research by William Peterson and Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute has raised questions about whether RTT possesses the objectivity required of an impartial evaluation process. While this research has dissected the shortcomings of the RTT application process, the extent of RTT's subjectivity remains unaddressed. This Education Stimulus Watch report [the fourth in a series of special reports] uses independent studies of states' education-reform track records on certain RTT criteria to examine disparities between projected and actual scores for the first round of RTT.