Assessment and Testing

The latest news about assessment, including articles, Commentary, and special features.

What Tests Does Each State Require?

Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle shifts this year in the national testing landscape. (February 15, 2017)

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In this Spotlight, learn about varying definitions of formative assessment, how schools are giving students opportunities to self-assess, and how school districts are building teachers' formative assessment skills.

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This year's gains were especially notable for Hispanic students, whose college-readiness scores rose even as they took the exam in greater numbers.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
School success is often measured by test scores, but they don’t paint an accurate picture, says Jack Schneider.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
What can you learn when students give up on the test? A new measure offers clues.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
With more students now able to take the SAT with accommodations, does that change the test's validity? asks school attorney Miriam Kurtzig Freedman.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
The College Board will allow more students to take the college entrance exam on a computer, but the digital format is still available only to a small fraction of all test-takers.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
After scores plummeted this spring on the most-used English-proficiency test, some states are easing up on the criteria for students to exit English-learner support services. Is that the right thing to do?
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
States that pay the costs of the SAT and ACT exams for all students can boost four-year college enrollment among low-income students, new research suggests.
July 21, 2017 – Education Week
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
A scoring change to a widely used English-proficiency test has led to thousands of students being retained in classes for ELLs.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

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