Accountability Explainer Will There Be Standardized Tests This Year? 8 Questions Answered
Educators want to know: Will the exams happen? If so, what will they look like, and how will the results be used?
Mathematics The Problem With Giving Math Tests Online and How Teachers Are Solving It
With students working remotely, there’s no point in administering assessments that ask them to give a single answer; it’s too easy to cheat.
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Assessment Opinion Advice for Principals: Remote Teaching, Competitive Colleagues, and Lots of Uncertainty
In a new advice column for school leaders, former principal Sharif El-Mekki answers your questions about leading during the pandemic.
Assessment Standardized Testing and COVID-19: 4 Questions Answered
The pandemic disrupted standardized at state and national levels this spring. Here’s what education leaders need to know about continued disruptions and infection risks posed by testing.
Assessment Opinion I Am an AP Teacher. The College Board Failed the COVID-19 Test This Year
The College Board paid lip service to confronting the digital divide, but some students still didn't get a fair shake, writes Mariusz Gałczyński.
Assessment Scores Were Lower When Mass. Students Took PARCC Exams on Computers, Study Finds
Unfamiliarity with technology contributed to lower scores for online test-takers in 2015, but the effects diminished over time, researchers found.
Assessment Navigation of Computer-Based Tests Matters for Young Students, Study Finds
Elementary and middle school students scored worse when they couldn't revisit questions they had skipped or previously answered, a new study found.
Assessment Ed Groups Push Schools to Embrace Online Assessments
National groups representing school board members, superintendents, and ed-tech officials want to help schools transition to online assessments.
Assessment Tablets Pose Challenges for Online Test Takers, Studies Finding
Researchers are finding signs of "device effects" for online tests administered in some grades and subjects, and for certain types of assessment items.