Assessment and Testing

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What Happens When States Un-Standardize Tests?

Many forge their own path on assessments that steer clear of traditional fill-in-the-bubble tests, but few have signed up for a much-touted ESSA pilot program. (October 11, 2018)

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Spotlight on Assessment 2018

While the anti-test movement has slowed, educators are finding ways to more effectively measure student learning. In this Spotlight, discover how schools are helping students with test anxiety, learn why we should care about “assessment literacy,” and debate the merits of allowing retakes on tests.

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Common core testing. New federal laws. Digital formative assessments. This special report provides a snapshot of these developments and others in the changing field of assessment.

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Letting Students Take Ownership of Their Assessments
Student-led assessments allow students to demonstrate their learning in a meaningful, active way. Read the transcript of a discussion on best practices and challenges of this work.

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The state's closely watched bid falls shy of full approval from federal reviewers.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Rumors are circulating that the exam reused questions from a test given in Asia last fall. Here's what you need to know.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. tests its students more than most nations, but is the deluge of data providing the information schools need?
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
When they sit down to take the Program for International Student Assessment, many students skip questions, spend too little time on them, or quit early, a new study suggests. And that could be a problem, researchers say.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
The lawsuit alleges that the testmaker "stigmatizes" student with disabilities by flagging their test scores for colleges.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA locked federal testing mandates in place, participation is ticking up in key states, and the opt-out movement has been overshadowed by funding, teacher pay, and other battles.
July 23, 2018 – Education Week
Without a common vocabulary for naming what we want of education, many people default to prioritizing test scores, notes Helen F. Ladd.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
When it comes to stagnant math and reading scores, we can’t afford to put our heads in the sand, writes Eric A. Hanushek.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
For the second time in three years, Tennessee experienced major online testing disruptions, prompting new state legislation and raising questions about ESSA compliance.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
A New York City effort aimed at preparing teachers to take learning outside the classroom and into the community may be leading to improvements in science achievement and teacher retention, according to some study results.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week

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