Assessment and Testing

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Teachers Should Design Student Assessments. But First They Need to Learn How

"When the day came to administer the first test I had designed," writes Brandon Lewis, "my heart sank." (July 18, 2019)

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The SAT’s long dominance in college admission testing has slipped, but it’s still a horse race, according to experts.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
Spurred by changes in federal law, states are ramping up and revising English-proficiency testing for students who don't yet communicate fluently in English.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
Sales are growing for products that help teachers figure out whether students are "getting it" in class—and how educators should change instruction accordingly.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers in 2010 reported stronger academic skills among children entering school that year than did teachers in 1998, researchers at the University of Virginia and Stanford University found.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
Critics, including some local superintendents, call a method adopted by at least 18 states simplistic, while backers see it as transparent and easy for the public to grasp.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
The College Board reports that more students—and more low-income students—are taking Advanced Placement tests. But will that growth continue?
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Which states use common-core-aligned tests? Which require the SAT or ACT? Browse the results of Education Week's latest state survey of testing plans and see how the national testing landscape has evolved.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Twenty states and the District of Columbia will administer the tests designed for the common-core standards in 2016-17, an Education Week survey finds.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
A growing number of states are requiring high school students to take the SAT or ACT, according to Education Week's annual testing survey.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week

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