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Tiffany Mungin, a graduating student from East Side Community High School, presents a long-term research project about U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War to David Vazquez, principal at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists, left, and Ben Wides, a 12th grade history teacher at East Side Community High School in New York.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

N.Y.C. High School Strives for 'Authentic' Assessment

East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test. (July 17, 2015)

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The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Most states will shift to new, computer-based assessments to measure their ELLs' English-language proficiency this school year.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The Education Department's earlier hard-line approach on tying evaluations to student test scores is giving way to greater flexibility.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
The biggest increases from last year to this year were seen in physics and computer science, according to new data from the College Board.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Average scores either dipped or stayed the same for this year’s crop of high school graduates, according to college-testing officials.
September 4, 2015 - Education Week
This overview covers teacher evaluation and includes information on teacher evaluation models, controversies surrounding the issue, research on teacher quality, and reform trends. It also includes definitions for collective bargaining and value-added models.
September 3, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to measuring student ability, not everything that counts can be counted, argues education professor James Nehring.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week

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