Assessment and Testing

The latest news about assessment, including articles, Commentary, and special features.

New SAT Yields Higher Scores, But Don't Be Fooled

A record number of students from the class of 2017 took the revised SAT. But don’t try comparing this year’s scores to last year’s. (September 26, 2017)

Spotlight on Formative Assessment

In this Spotlight, learn about varying definitions of formative assessment, how schools are giving students opportunities to self-assess, and how school districts are building teachers' formative assessment skills.

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Special Report: Formative Assessment

Understanding Formative Assessment
This special report aims to deepen educators' understanding about formative assessment, what it is, and how to use it effectively to get good information about students' learning progress in real time.

Student Testing: What's Next
Common core testing. New federal laws. Digital formative assessments. This special report provides a snapshot of these developments and others in the changing field of assessment.

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Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
A scoring change to a widely used English-proficiency test has led to thousands of students being retained in classes for ELLs.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
A range of forces—including common standards, a new federal education law, and digital innovation—are bringing change to the field of student testing.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
An experimental network of Virginia schools is letting students devise projects to demonstrate what they've learned.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
School districts and researchers are searching for ways to help students cope with test anxiety and other schooling stresses.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
A handful of the 18 states that have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards are using assessments meant to reflect the standards' deeper, more inquiry-based approach to science.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
Some experts and educators argue that better assessments are needed to determine whether students have the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
A survey added to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery aims to match test-takers to jobs based on interest, rather than personality.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
The SAT’s long dominance in college admission testing has slipped, but it’s still a horse race, according to experts.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week

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