Assessment and Testing

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State Solidarity Erodes on Common-Core Tests

An Education Week survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards. (March 22, 2016)

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The state of Tennessee on Wednesday abruptly terminated a $107.7 million contract with a testing company following repeated failures with the rollout of the new assessment called TNReady.
April 28, 2016 - AP
Negotiators agreed to rules on key assessment issues under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but failed to reach accord on regulations covering a sticky spending issue.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Tests aligned to the common-core standards and specially designed for students with severe cognitive disabilities are managing to fill a need for a broad swath of states.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Superintendents from across North Carolina released a unified public education strategic plan this month that revealed a statewide focus on the development of digital learning tools and a local yearning for alternative assessment techniques for student evaluation.
April 21, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
After years of steady decline, the number of school-age students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has swung upward since the 2011-12 school year, an Education Week analysis shows.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
With the 2016 state legislative season nearing its halfway point, testing and related issues fuel legislative debate, as well as tensions between lawmakers and state education officials.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
With the passage of ESSA, states must build on the college- and career-readiness progress of the past decade, writes Matt Gandal.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
The Board of Regents' new leaders launched an inquiry into the validity of the state test system and its links to teacher evaluations, citing the need to rebuild public trust following a second annual round of massive exam boycotts on Long Island and across the state.
April 19, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
Students in AP art history classes are now exposed to a much wider range of artworks from different cultures as part of a revision of the curriculum.
April 15, 2016 - Education Week
Many of the rest are just meeting minimal curriculum requirements, says a report from the Education Trust.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week

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