Assessment and Testing

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Bob Dahm for Education Week
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Fellow Teacher-Educators: Question Everything

The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini. (October 20, 2015)

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As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
February 8, 2016 - Education Week
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores between its paper and computer exams in response to questions from Education Week.
February 3, 2016 - Education Week (Web)
Despite the rise of the testing opt-out movement, states are still on the hook to assure that 95 percent of eligible students take state exams in English/language arts and math.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
If all states decide to go along with the lower cutoff score, an estimated 25,000 more test-takers could be eligible for a GED credential.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Students who never passed the required high school exit exam are getting their diplomas under new laws passed in at least six states.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Advocates sound off on the first of two hearings how federal officials should go about coming up with rules to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
A series of problems in recent months delayed many ACT, SAT, and PSAT reports to students, counselors, and colleges.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
Though testing mandates remain under ESSA, those aiming to rein in assessments say the new law's flexibility for states may work to their advantage.
January 14, 2016 - Education Week

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