Assessment and Testing

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Twelve years after opting their children out of testing, Fred and Catherine Hamel interview their daughter on her experience. (June 9, 2015)

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Of all the testing organizations prospering in the common-core era, few have fought as doggedly in public for a competitive edge as the American Institutes for Research.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
The PARCC testing consortium says schools should set aside 10 to 11 hours or more for its assessments.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., were the two winners—and the only two finalists—for the prestigious Broad Urban Education Prize.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online assessments aligned to the standards are flowing to some familiar industry players.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
More than a third of states with NCLB waivers say they’re interested in a federal offer to put off using student scores as part of teacher evaluations until the end of the school year.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
In a new survey of superintendents from Gallup and Education Week, most school district chiefs say they want states to stay the course on common-core tests.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
Some mathematics experts worry the computer-based testing platforms will hamper a key element of the exams: open-ended math-performance tasks that test students' ability to apply their knowledge.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week

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