Assessment and Testing

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What Tests Does Each State Require?

Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle shifts this year in the national testing landscape. (February 15, 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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An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher
Rather than importing education strategies from abroad, states should look closer to home, write Martin Carnoy, Emma Garcia, and Tatiana Khavenson.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
A pair of studies show that states’ math and English tests are getting tougher and tougher to pass.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores between its paper and computer exams in response to questions from Education Week.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Students who never passed the required high school exit exam are getting their diplomas under new laws passed in at least six states.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
If all states decide to go along with the lower cutoff score, an estimated 25,000 more test-takers could be eligible for a GED credential.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

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