An analysis of standardized test scores in the District of Columbia found that overall 3rd grade reading proficiency rates stayed stagnant between 2007 and 2014but declined for economically disadvantaged and black students.
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March 02, 2016
February 22, 2016
When it comes to testing difficulty, the college-ready benchmarks set for the PARCC tests may be generally tougher than those for the Smarter Balanced assessments, ACT Aspire, and most other state assessments, according to a new analysis.
February 11, 2016
The latest data-heavy report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is turning up some interesting and sometimes counterintuitive details on just who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests in mathematics.
February 11, 2016
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.
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.