Assessment and Testing

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

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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
Two new polls gauging American opinion on K-12 schooling, from the journal Education Next and PDK International, help capture public opinion on common-core standards and standardized testing.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
English teacher Linda Yaron shares a selection of strategies to help students gain proficiency at what is fast becoming a "gatekeeper skill."
August 30, 2016 – Teacher
A judge ruled Friday that school districts can't hold 3rd graders back just because they score badly on a mandated standardized reading test, saying that classroom grades and teacher evaluations have to be considered.
August 26, 2016 – AP
Teachers can play a role in improving mental-health outcomes for students as long as they have the tools to do so, writes Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
As participation booms in the SAT and ACT, there’s been little notice of an opposite trend: the quiet slipping away of the SAT Subject Tests.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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