Explicit test preparation is associated with small declines in the quality of lessons, but not consistently.
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October 13, 2017
August 04, 2017
Board members are grappling with whether the main exams still need be administered every two years, and the relevance of a test measuring long-term educational trends.
July 19, 2017
Here's what states are doing—and could be doing—about science education with the help of the new federal law.
July 18, 2017
The case sought to loosen Florida's mandate that 3rd graders pass a standardized reading exam to be promoted.
June 23, 2017
Some states will use more than math and English/language arts exams to judge school quality.
June 13, 2017
New York will cut from three to two the number of testing days for elementary and middle school students.
June 06, 2017
A group of testing experts says that opt-out could jeopardize the ability to target educational resources appropriately.
May 08, 2017
The Smarter Balanced test group announced today it has partnered with Desmos, a company that created a free online graphing calculator that is giving Texas Instruments a run for its money.
February 27, 2017
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium put out a request for proposal today seeking a partnership to create a test that both measures standards-mastery and can be used for college admissions.
December 16, 2016
California is vowing to appeal after the department denied the state's request for a waiver that would have let it skip standardized tests in science for two years.