Loss of Web connectivity at a Kansas-based assessment provider caused testing disruptions across the country and prompted Alaska to cancel state testing this academic year.
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April 05, 2016
February 09, 2016
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.
February 04, 2016
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.
January 20, 2016
The makers of the standardized college entrance exam have partnered with ed-tech company BenchPrep to create an online preparation resource.
November 17, 2015
Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.
November 09, 2015
For the first time, most elementary and middle-school students this year will take state-required tests online.
September 29, 2015
Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology.
September 21, 2015
Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.
September 17, 2015
Access to computers in classrooms is at an all-time high worldwide, but too much technology translates into poorer learning outcomes, researchers find.
September 09, 2015
Chromebooks now command almost half the U.S. K-12 market, with prices coming down even further.