Assessment and Testing

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State Solidarity Erodes on Common-Core Tests

An Education Week survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards. (March 22, 2016)

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In this Spotlight, explore how teachers are auditing their classroom assessments, using formative assessment tools, and engaging students through self-assessment.

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As state leaders look ahead to ESSA implementation, the common standards offer key insight, writes Thomas J. Kane.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Different education tests are built with different purposes. So why are we using them interchangeably? asks W. James Popham.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
An Education Week survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
The federal Education Department is using an up-close-and-in-person process in crafting some rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including for assessments and "supplement-not-supplant" requirements.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Anne Jolly presents strategies that she believes could improve the quality of STEM lessons and ensure successful learning, while offering guidelines for assessments.
March 14, 2016 – Teacher
Ill-timed glitches in the administration of online assessments have spurred lawmakers in several states to push bills that would crack down on testing companies.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
The state pulled the plug on new online tests aligned to the common core, but school leaders in Kingsport, Tenn., see it as a temporary setback in implementing the news standards and assessments.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
As the state testing landscape shifts with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the military could see greater access for its optional aptitude test and career-exploration program.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week

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