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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While many educators hailed the fifth National Education Technology Plan as a compelling statement of what's possible, attempts to make the vision a reality face big hurdles.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
State lawmakers around the country will be looking closely at how new flexibility for states under the Every Student Succeeds Act will play out on a key range of issues in their backyards.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
An ESSA provision that lets states use college-entrance exams to measure student achievement could spur a profound shift in high school testing.
January 4, 2016 - Education Week
Thanks to the impending debut of the revised SAT, many high school juniors are taking as many as three different college-readiness tests this school year.
December 22, 2015 - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act allows states and districts to cobble scores from interim assessments into a single, summative score, but some experts worry that will make the results less valid.
December 18, 2015 - Education Week
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
A pending update of the federal education law stands to shift the bulk of school-turnaround and accountability work to state superintendents.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
States get the chance to buy only parts of the consortium's common-core-aligned tests, instead of the whole system, and can pick their own vendor.
November 17, 2015 - Education Week
The 2014-15 school year marked a big change for many states because they switched to tests that for the first time reflect the Common Core State Standards.
November 16, 2015 - Education Week

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