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July 02, 2015

Wisconsin Law Requires ID of Schools That Send Unprepared Students to College

A new law in Wisconsin requires the state to examine high schools that sent more than six students to college who needed remediation.

June 29, 2015

PARCC Facing Challenges as Ohio, Arkansas Back Away

PARCC faces the loss of two states, but says it is optimistic it can maintain the test cost for remaining states.

June 26, 2015

The Art of Reporting Common-Core Test Results

New York and Kentucky, which gave common-core tests before other states did—and navigated the public reaction—share their experiences as dozens of other states get ready to do the same.

June 23, 2015

State Chiefs Group Offers Guidance on Reducing Testing

The Council of Chief State School Officers produces a new framework to help states move from theory to practice as they work to reduce the burden of testing on students and schools.

June 05, 2015

Group Publishes 'Open Letter' Opposing AP History Framework

National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.

May 26, 2015

Who's Scoring the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessments?

EdWeek got inside the operation and found out who's scoring the tests, and how they're being trained.

May 22, 2015

Wisconsin Budget Recommendations Include Citizenship Test

Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.

May 21, 2015

PARCC Shortens Its Tests

In response to criticism that its test is too long, and takes a major toll on school scheduling and personnel, PARCC announces a major redesign.

May 18, 2015

Online Tests Fuel Rise in 'Tech-Prep' Instruction

Is it good 21st-century instruction to spend time teaching keyboarding and other computer skills? Or is it just another form of test prep?

May 14, 2015

Common-Core Backers Hit States' High Proficiency Rates

Common-core backers seek a new audience for an old message: that states set the proficiency bars on their tests far too low.

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