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March 31, 2015

Online-Testing Shift in States Includes Focus on College Readiness

States are rapidly moving forward with new assessments, many of which are being given online, and many of which are focused on the transition from gauging preparation for higher education.

March 23, 2015

Ed Tech in Elite Private Schools: A Look Ahead

An examination of ed-tech use in prestigious private schools prompts a big question: Would public school educators prefer abundant resources, or no standardized tests?

March 16, 2015

We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Assessment readiness is the number-one priority for K-12 ed-tech leaders, but fewer than 30 percent report being ready for new online exams.

March 16, 2015

PARCC, Pearson Take Heat for Scanning Social Media to Protect Test Security

A New Jersey school administrator voiced concerns about the state and a test vendor apparently monitoring a student's social media to look for evidence that standardized test information had been improperly shared.

March 09, 2015

Cyber Attacks Partly to Blame for Florida's Testing Problems, State Says

State education and law enforcement officials say an investigation will begin to identify the origin of the attacks and the culprits behind them.

March 04, 2015

Online Testing Rolls Forward in Florida Districts, After Delays

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said Wednesday that online testing was going smoothly, after two days of sporadic disruptions around the state.

March 03, 2015

Florida Online-Testing Woes Persist as Districts Wait on State Assurances

A number of major Florida districts continued to suspend online testing after a series of breakdowns that disrupted the administration of writing exams.

March 02, 2015

Vendor Accepts Responsibility for Online-Testing Snafus in Florida

Some of Florida's largest school districts experienced problems administering a statewide online writing exam on Monday.

February 26, 2015

Digital Game Found to Boost Students' Ability to Argue

Playing Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy can improve students' argumentation skills, according to a new study from ETS and GlassLab.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Sort Through Testing Breakdowns

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

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