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March 02, 2015

Chicago Reverses Course, Will Give PARCC Test Districtwide

Chicago school officials say that the district can't risk the threatened loss of state and federal funding that could attend its refusal to give the test districtwide.

March 02, 2015

Opting Out of Testing: A Befuddling Mix of State Rules

A new research paper finds that the law in most states isn't clear about whether parents can opt their children out of testing.

February 20, 2015

New York Keeps PARCC at Arm's Length

New York state has been dating PARCC for several years now, but it sent signals this week that it's not ready to plan a wedding.

February 19, 2015

Florida Gov. Scott Orders Suspension of 11th Grade Tests

The state's education commissioner also targets additional high school tests for elimination.

February 12, 2015

Oklahoma Won't Double-Test Advanced Math Students

This spring, Oklahoma middle school students who are taking advanced mathematics courses—i.e., Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometry—will no longer be required to also take their grade-level math tests.

February 09, 2015

Science Teachers Asked to Help Field-Test Energy Assessment Items

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

Final Testing Count: More Than Half of Students Will Take Non-Consortium Exams

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

A Map of States' 2015 Testing Plans: The Dust Has Finally Settled

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

How Assessment, STEM, Reading Fare in Obama's Proposed Budget

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

Florida, Illinois Issue Warnings About Testing Opt-Outs

Pushed by growing resistance to tests, two states draw a line in the sand and warn against skipping state-mandated tests.

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