Assessment and Testing

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Test-takers in Ohio performed significantly worse when taking exams on tablets.

Digital Device Choices Could Impact Common-Core Test Results, Studies Finding

Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop or desktop computers, presenting a new challenge as states move to online assessments. (July 19, 2016)

Spotlight on Assessment in the ESSA Era

In this Spotlight, read about ESSA’s impact on interim assessments, the opt-out movement, and learn how teachers are adding purpose to their assessments.

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The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
But scores are yet to be released for the revised college-admission exam, introduced in March.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Researchers are using computerized assessment data to peel back the curtain on the strategies students use to solve test questions.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Political heartburn continues in the Hoosier State over high-stakes assessments, with the issue spilling over into this year's contests for governor and state schools superintendent.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Aiming to get beyond just spreadsheets and test scores, Vermont and other states experiment with new ways to scope out schools' strengths and weaknesses.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week
The latest attempt by researchers to determine the impact of educational technology investments on achievement compares federal e-rate spending with SAT scores.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Tailored student-centered approaches can improve student achievement and attainment, writes Nellie Mae Education Foundation president Nicholas C. Donohue.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
State officials insist the roster of low-performing schools is not a closure list, but an accountability measure required by law, though those reassurances may face skepticism.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Let's Assess the Whole Child
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
A significant increase in the number of students taking the ACT college-readiness test may help explain the slight dip in scores for 2016, says ACT.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week

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