New Hampshire opts for a new high school equivalency test designed by ETS, joining a list of nine other states doing likewise.
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Alaska chooses to have the University of Kansas design its assessments.
January 13, 2014
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.
January 10, 2014
Eight districts that have won federal permission to create their own way of holding themselves accountable for results have created a set of open-source performance tasks to guide common-core instruction.
January 07, 2014
Five companies are competing for the assessment contract in Florida, and PARCC isn't one of them.
January 07, 2014
A grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust aims to involve teachers nationwide in the design of resources for tests being designed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
January 06, 2014
The state's testing waiver came under a longstanding provision of federal law, not the new "double-testing" waiver program.
January 03, 2014
ACT Inc., will offer the two tests, typically given in 8th and 10th grade, as precursors to its ACT college admissions exam, for the last time in 2013-14 as it debuts its Aspire test for grades 3-11.
January 02, 2014
The state's waiver applies only to 7th and 8th grade students who are taking high school mathematics.
December 24, 2013
By guest blogger Alyson Klein Cross-posted from Politics K-12 So remember how California is planning to suspend most of its accountability testing for a year in order to help the state's schools get up to speed on new tests aligned with the Common Core standards? U.S. Secretary of Education of Arne ...