Assessment and Testing

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Test-takers in Ohio performed significantly worse when taking exams on tablets.
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Digital Device Choices Could Impact Common-Core Test Results, Studies Finding

Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop or desktop computers, presenting a new challenge as states move to online assessments. (July 19, 2016)

Spotlight on Assessment in the ESSA Era

In this Spotlight, read about ESSA’s impact on interim assessments, the opt-out movement, and learn how teachers are adding purpose to their assessments.

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Negotiators agreed to rules on key assessment issues under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but failed to reach accord on regulations covering a sticky spending issue.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Tests aligned to the common-core standards and specially designed for students with severe cognitive disabilities are managing to fill a need for a broad swath of states.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
With the passage of ESSA, states must build on the college- and career-readiness progress of the past decade, writes Matt Gandal.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
After years of steady decline, the number of school-age students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has swung upward since the 2011-12 school year, an Education Week analysis shows.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
With the 2016 state legislative season nearing its halfway point, testing and related issues fuel legislative debate, as well as tensions between lawmakers and state education officials.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Students in AP art history classes are now exposed to a much wider range of artworks from different cultures as part of a revision of the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Many of the rest are just meeting minimal curriculum requirements, says a report from the Education Trust.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
The new PreACT test is a multicple-choice test designed to prepare 10th graders for the ACT college-entrance exam.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Which states are giving PARCC, Smarter Balanced, SAT, or ACT? Which require exit exams? This interactive chart shows the results of a national survey of states' assessment programs in math and English/language arts for 2015-16.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

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