This spring, Oklahoma middle school students who are taking advanced mathematics coursesi.e., Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometrywill no longer be required to also take their grade-level math tests.
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February 12, 2015
February 09, 2015
A group that partnered in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards is now asking science teachers to help field-test multiple-choice items for an assessment on energy.
February 05, 2015
More than half of U.S. students live in states that will not be administering tests by PARCC or Smarter Balanced this year.
February 04, 2015
Every state has now decided what summative test it's using for the 2014-15 year: Check EdWeek's authoritative map of all the states' testing plans.
February 03, 2015
President Obama's proposed fiscal 2016 budget seeks big increases to support career and technical education, and to help states implement--and reduce--assessments.
February 02, 2015
Pushed by growing resistance to tests, two states draw a line in the sand and warn against skipping state-mandated tests.
January 29, 2015
Created in response to concerns about too much testing, a task force suggests Colorado drop many of its high school tests but acknowledges that NCLB limits the state's options to curb tests.
January 23, 2015
Assessment continues its uphill push for support, with recent outcroppings of opposition in Arizona, Indiana and Chicago.
January 16, 2015
The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.
January 16, 2015
Yesterday the Arizona legislature passed a bill that will require students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test in order to graduate from high school.