State laws have not kept pace with the growth of computerized testing, leaving unaddressed the potential for new types of cheating, according to a new report from ACT.
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September 26, 2014
An indie video game dubbed "No Pineapple Left Behind," currently under development, offers a satirical take on public school management. Its motto: "They take tests. You make money."
August 26, 2014
Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.
August 21, 2014
Computerized essay-scoring may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
July 30, 2014
A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.
July 15, 2014
The Montgomery County Public Schools will purchase 40,000 digital devices for students for the coming school year.
June 10, 2014
A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.
May 19, 2014
As many as 6,500 current and former employees of the American Institutes for Research had sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, compromised following a recent hacking.
April 02, 2014
Attacks perpetrated by unknown hackers forced Kansas officials to suspend administration of pilot exams meant to prepare schools for the transition to new academic standards.
March 19, 2014
Education publisher Pearson sketches out a vision of the future for K-12 schools in a new report that predicts an increasing role for personalized learning.