Assessment and Testing

The latest news about assessment, including articles, Commentary, and special features.

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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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.

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A series of problems in recent months delayed many ACT, SAT, and PSAT reports to students, counselors, and colleges.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates sound off on the first of two hearings how federal officials should go about coming up with rules to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
Though testing mandates remain under ESSA, those aiming to rein in assessments say the new law's flexibility for states may work to their advantage.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
Tech startup AltSchool wants to push the boundaries of classroom data collection and personalized learning. But are schools ready for the big data revolution?
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Education companies are just starting to develop personalized learning products in subjects outside math and literacy.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
The new K-12 law contains checks on the U.S. secretary's authority, but the agency still has policy tools in its shed, especially in the areas of civil rights and data resources.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
School policy could be further marginalized in the 2016 presidential race now that ESSA resolves big questions over federal power in areas like testing and teacher evaluation.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week

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