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)

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In the Grand Canyon State, teachers are getting a leg up in their efforts to improve the on-the-spot assessments and instructional decisions they make in the classroom.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
In Denver and elsewhere, learning progressions offer one tool teachers can use in the formative-assessment process.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Education-technology tools have made it easier for teachers to keep tabs on students' understanding.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
As an ESEA rewrite nears the finish line, states must prepare for a scaled-back federal footprint and how to assure continued progress for low-performing student subgroups.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
We should not use assessments as the ceiling of our students’ learning, but rather as stepping-stones to help our students become their very best, says middle school teacher Farida Mama.
November 6, 2015 – Teacher
Twenty-one city school districts took park in NAEP testing in 2015. Of those, only the District of Columbia saw improvements in both reading and math for both grades 4 and 8.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
A variety of culprits are being cited as the cause of a sudden drop in NAEP scores, but experts recommend caution.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
We need systemic policies that press for academic growth of all students, write Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week

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