Girls and suburban students outperformed boys and citydwellers on NAEP's first all-digital 2014 science and technology exam, but those gaps were still dwarfed by gaps between socioeconomic and racial groups.
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May 17, 2016
May 05, 2016
NWEA, which makes the MAP tests, commissioned a poll that found educators, parents, and students value classroom testing and formative tests because they help improve teaching and learning.
April 29, 2016
When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most recent 12th grade scores haven't caused the same kind of finger-pointing.
April 27, 2016
Much like their 4th and 8th grade peers, high school seniors have lost ground in math over the last two years, according to the most recent scores on a national achievement test.
April 13, 2016
Less than two years after it started a leading-edge readiness assessment for kindergarten students, Maryland backs off, saying it takes too much time away from instruction.
April 04, 2016
Draft rules on assessment, released late last week, would allow districts to use the SAT, ACT, or college-placement tests as their high school test for accountability.
March 28, 2016
Only 32 percent of students live in states that are using PARCC or Smarter Balanced statewide in 2015-16, a sharp drop from last year.
March 25, 2016
Education Week's survey of all states shows three key shifts in testing, including a continued erosion of the strength of PARCC and Smarter Balanced, particularly at the high school level.
March 22, 2016
The new test is designed to give 10th graders a preview of the ACT college-entrance exam.
March 17, 2016
With its refusal to participate in pilot testing, the Fort Wayne community school district raises a question: Do districts have the right to opt out of that test-development work?