Assessment and Testing

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Map: The National K-12 Testing Landscape

See the results of Education Week’s 50-state reporting project on states' testing plans. (November 6, 2014)

Spotlight on Assessment

Assessment is complicated in both practical and policy terms, raising myriad questions of how to best gauge student learning. This Spotlight looks at how schools and experts are approaching assessment.

Spotlight on ELL Assessment & Teaching

Teaching English-language learners is a complex endeavor that more and more schools are facing. This Spotlight examines assessment and instruction in the everyday world of ELLs and their schools.

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Creating Effective Classroom Assessments
In this webinar, Stuart R. Kahl, Ph.D., Deborah Farrington, M.Ed., and Ellen Vorenkamp, Ed.D., focused on the three key elements of creating effective classroom assessment, and how to build teacher capacity in each.

Common Assessments: What You Need to Know
Two groups of states aim to move past multiple-choice-only tests to include essays, projects, and other tasks designed to gauge deeper, more complex learning

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More states are mandating principal evaluations, but there is uncertainty about the best ways to measure effectiveness and how much weight to give student performance.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
See the results of Education Week's 50-state reporting project on states' testing plans for 2014-15.
May 19, 2014 | Updated: February 20, 2015 - Education Week
Results from the first administration of the national exam, which is focused on assessing problem-solving skills, will arrive in 2016.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
A pair of researchers have published a controversial book reigniting the long-running debate over academic achievement in public vs. private schools.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
A survey finds teachers and administrators are looking more favorably than they did two years ago on the amount of time spent on testing and test prep.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
A decision by PARCC to give the education vendor Pearson a major contract for common-core testing is being challenged by the American Institutes for Research.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Reaching agreement with the Education Department on fine points of No Child Left Behind Act flexibility can be a make-or-break proposition.
May 12, 2014 - Education Week
Assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards are drawing fire at the state level, even as most states stick with the standards initiative.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
States should phase in use of common-core assessments for teacher evaluation, write Jane Leibbrand and Alice Seagren.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week

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