Evaluating how well tests measure higher-order thinking skills and focus on the most important content and skills for college readiness, PARCC and SBAC come out on top of ACT Aspire and the MCAS.
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February 11, 2016
February 09, 2016
The consortium is inviting input as it considers whether it should reorganize or replace its current Parcc Inc. nonprofit.
January 28, 2016
Yet another study documents that states are setting higher expectations for proficiency on their tests, aiming for NAEP-like levels of performance.
January 27, 2016
There's been a sharp increase in the number of states that are setting expectations closer to those of the rigorous NAEP exam.
January 20, 2016
The change was prompted by data showing that students who passed the revised GED are doing better in college than recent high school graduates.
January 06, 2016
The move is the latest in a series of states deciding to dump PARCC or Smarter Balanced for the SAT or ACT.
January 05, 2016
The newly revised K-12 education law lets states or districts use the SAT or ACT instead of standards-based tests at the high school level.
December 24, 2015
The move marks yet another migration from PARCC or Smarter Balanced to the SAT, and points up the College Board's aggressive bid to win statewide contracts.
December 23, 2015
Eight states fell short of federal mandate to test 95 percent of all students. They, along with four others that fell short of the mark in certain grades or subgroups, have received warning letters from U.S. Ed.
December 03, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act, which could soon replace the 14-year-old No Child Left Behind law, gives states and districts more opportunities to use federal funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education, advocates say, and is ultimately a huge boon for the subjects.