Assessment and Testing

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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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With a five-year, $10 million federal grant, cognitive scientists are studying ways to remake a popular middle school math series to enhance students' learning.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
Activists urging parents to opt their children out of tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards hope to build on momentum in states like New York.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
The testing provider accused of botching the state's common-core assessments last month claims the responsibility lies at least partly with another vendor.
May 4, 2015 - Education Week
The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards.
May 1, 2015 - Education Week
Nearly 200 colleges and universities agreed to use Smarter Balanced assessment results in deciding which students take remedial courses.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Foes of the Common Core State Standards hoped this would be their year in state legislatures, but so far they have little to boast about.
April 21, 2015 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
The state's recent decision to award a tentative, $240 million contract to the Educational Testing Service drew an angry response from its rival.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
The compromise bill approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces other priorities awaiting debate, and is likely to draw intense partisan sparring.
April 17, 2015 - Education Week
Most of the former educators convicted in a cheating scandal will remain free on bond while they appeal.
April 17, 2015 - Education Week
The proposal hammered out after weeks of negotiation includes policies meant to charm members of both parties as they rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week

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