Are students meeting the standards when these techniques are used? I believe students who are actually reading are definitely meeting more of the standards than students who are not reading.
Can their achievements accurately be measured? Well, in my experience, students taught in many diverse ways have consistently performed as expected on standardized tests and on departmental aligned testing.
There is a short video about it here: http://www.stenhouse.com/html/article-of-the-week.htm
There is a list of articles he is using here: http://www.kellygallagher.org/article-of-the-week/
Here is a podcast about his grading policies. I have to read more of his stuff.
See the article at How to Teach a Young Introvert