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May 30, 2014

Arizona Withdraws From PARCC to Avoid Bias in Procuring New Tests

The state will issue a request for proposals for new tests, and wants to create a level playing field in considering all bidders.

May 28, 2014

Award of PARCC Contract to Pearson Can Be Reviewed, Judge Rules

The ruling by a New Mexico judge halts work on the testing contract until the state purchasing department considers a challenge filed by the American Institutes for Research.

May 22, 2014

Oklahoma Ends Retention Policy for 3rd Graders Who Fail Reading Test

In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.

May 21, 2014

Testing Landscape Fragments as More States Opt Out of Consortium Tests

An Education Week analysis of all the states' testing plans shows that although most states belong to one of the assessment consortia, many plan to use other tests in 2014-15.

May 19, 2014

Revoking the Common Standards: An Idea Under Consideration in Several States

Not long ago, Indiana became the first state to "un-adopt" the Common Core State Standards. But Indiana might soon have company.

May 15, 2014

Michigan Joins Ranks of States Uncertain About Common Core Tests

Michigan has become the most recent state to face big questions about its assessment plans under the Common Core State Standards.

May 14, 2014

Fewer Than 40 Percent of Seniors Are Prepared for College, NAEP Analysis Finds

Based on a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, only 39 percent of 12th graders are ready for entry-level college courses in math and 38 percent in reading.

May 14, 2014

What the NAEP Data Tell Us About Seniors' Interests and Experiences

The latest round of NAEP results for 12th graders delves into a variety of contextual factors, including math courses students have taken and their attitudes toward reading.

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.

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