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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Spurred by changes in federal law, states are ramping up and revising English-proficiency testing for students who don't yet communicate fluently in English.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
Sales are growing for products that help teachers figure out whether students are "getting it" in class—and how educators should change instruction accordingly.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers in 2010 reported stronger academic skills among children entering school that year than did teachers in 1998, researchers at the University of Virginia and Stanford University found.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
Critics, including some local superintendents, call a method adopted by at least 18 states simplistic, while backers see it as transparent and easy for the public to grasp.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
The College Board reports that more students—and more low-income students—are taking Advanced Placement tests. But will that growth continue?
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle shifts this year in the national testing landscape.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Twenty states and the District of Columbia will administer the tests designed for the common-core standards in 2016-17, an Education Week survey finds.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
A growing number of states are requiring high school students to take the SAT or ACT, according to Education Week's annual testing survey.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey finds that fewer states are requiring high school students to pass a test in order to graduate.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week

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