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May 12, 2014

NAEP Stagnation: Do Shifting Demographics Explain It?

What accounts for the stagnation in NAEP reading and math achievement over time? It's complicated.

May 07, 2014

Advanced Placement U.S. History to Undergo Changes

This is the last year the AP U.S. History exam will appear in its current format—for 2014-15, the College Board is redesigning both the course and the exam.

May 07, 2014

No Change in 12th Grade Performance on NAEP Math, Reading

The performance of high school seniors in both subjects stayed the same compared with 2009. Only 26 percent of students scored proficient or above in math in 2013; for reading, the figure was 37 percent.

May 06, 2014

Survey: More Educators Think 'Just the Right Amount' of Time Is Spent on Testing

A new survey finds also finds that students are surprisingly supportive of tests, when they're being used to chart their learning and help them improve.

May 02, 2014

PARCC Consortium Lowers Price of Common-Core Tests

The revised cost means that the PARCC tests are now more affordable for most of its state members than the tests they're currently using.

April 30, 2014

The Common Core Standards' Role in Standardized Testing

Increasingly, testing opponents are casting the Common Core State Standards as the cause of the standardized testing burden in public schools. But that claim is inaccurate.

April 28, 2014

Smarter Balanced Membership Dips to 22

South Carolina withdraws from the common-core assessment consortium even though its state board of education favors staying in the group.

April 24, 2014

NAEP Uses Video-Game Design for New Technology and Engineering Test

At the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference this week, representatives for NAEP detailed the group's most recent assessment, which aims to measure how well students apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations.

April 23, 2014

Four State Education Chiefs Rally Behind Common-Core Implementation

Education leaders detail their work to implement the common core and their struggles to deal with various kinds of opposition to the new standards.

April 21, 2014

Brand Names in Common-Core Tests Anger New York Parents

Nike, Barbie, and iPod all make appearances on the English/language arts tests that children are taking this spring.

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