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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Research triggers a debate on whether students of color are underrepresented—or overrepresented—in special education classes.
May 31, 2016 - Education Week
The lowest-performing high school seniors are slipping in reading and math on the National Assessment of Education Progress. Why?
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
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
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
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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