New Hampshire is proposing an alternative to testing all students every year with the same assessment. If the U.S. Department of Education approves its pilot plan, it could send a powerful signal that more testing flexibility might be available for states.
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October 23, 2014
October 22, 2014
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of Chicago public schools, announced that she plans to ask the U.S. Department of Education to let the district hold off on a full administration of PARCC tests for another year.
October 21, 2014
Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam.
October 16, 2014
The Center for American Progress released a report looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.
October 15, 2014
Pennsylvania's new kindergarten-entrance assessment is hobbled by insufficient training for teachers and weak outreach to educators and parents, a new report contends.
October 15, 2014
State school chiefs and urban district leaders committed to eliminating redundant tests, but they also made clear that they will not back away from annual standardized testing.
October 14, 2014
Anti-testing sentiment moves into the Washington policy world, but "solving" the testing problem means different things to different people.
October 11, 2014
Shelbi Cole, who has served as the director of mathematics for Smarter Balanced since 2012, has been promoted to director of content for the organization.
October 10, 2014
Massachusetts faces no consequences from its decision to let districts choose which test to give next spring, but when Colorado explored the possibility of doing the same, the U.S. Department of Education gave it no opening.
October 09, 2014
The Bay State will give districts the choice of using PARCC or MCAS this spring, even though the U.S. Department of Education said that doing so would violate federal law.