Assessment and Testing

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State Solidarity Erodes on Common-Core Tests

An Education Week survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards. (March 22, 2016)

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In this Spotlight, explore how teachers are auditing their classroom assessments, using formative assessment tools, and engaging students through self-assessment.

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Testing data should be used as a tool to enhance instruction and learning for teachers and students, writes John Hattie.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
The continuous emphasis on test preparation instead of a focus on the development of lifelong readers has diminished emphasis on students’ recreational reading habits, says high school English teacher Nancy Barile.
October 12, 2015 – Teacher
Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
The beleaguered digital education division that News Corp. invested $1 billion in since 2010 was sold on Sept. 30 to a team of 11 Amplify executives.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has relaunched one of the most powerful tools it wields over states' academic standards and assessments: the "peer review" process that had been suspended for three years.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

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