K-12 Interoperability Groups Announce Collaboration on Ed. Data Sharing

The Ed-Fi Alliance and the IMS Global Learning Consortium will agree on a common technical standard for how schools and vendors can share class-rostering information.


Christensen Institute Offers Database to Compare School Blended Learning Models

A research and advocacy hub for blended learning has created an online "social network" so schools can learn from each other's blended experiences.


Tenn. Online Test Crashes, Causing Delays and Return to Paper and Pencil

The window for administration of the Tennessee state assessment was delayed and extended as officials scrambled to replace the malfunctioning online test with paper versions.


Rhode Island PARCC Scores Lower on Computer-Based Exams

A state-by-state breakdown shows that Colorado, Rhode Island and Illinois found some evidence that students' familiarity with technology impacted scores on 2014-15 PARCC exams. An analysis in Maryland is pending.


Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies

New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.


Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.


'Growth Mindset' Touted by Companies, Ed. Groups in National Campaign

Amazon Education and TenMarks, another business division of the online retailer, have helped launch a website and promotional effort to encourage teachers, students, and parents to change student attitudes about math.


Can Technology Help Community Schools Go To Scale?

Proponents of community schools say better tools to facilitate the sharing of student data between schools and community partners can help the model take root.


Teachers, Teens and Social Media: Q&A with Danah Boyd

Among the hot topics at this year's EduCon 2.8 conference, kicking off Friday in Philadelphia, is a new book from researcher danah boyd on the "networked lives" of today's teens.


Snow Days and E-Learning: A Roundup of News Coverage

From Alabama to Kentucky to Pennsylvania, states and school districts have experimented with technology and online learning to minimize the disruption caused by snow days.


Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments