One of the two state assessment consortia, PARCC, solicits feedback on two key facets of its proposed accommodations policy.
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January 17, 2013
January 16, 2013
New tests are likely to plumb deeper levels of understanding, but must surmount technical, financial, and political hurdles, UCLA researchers conclude.
December 27, 2012
The common standards and assessments, along with a keen interest in math, drove lots of interest in blog posts on Curriculum Matters this year.
December 26, 2012
Both PARCC and Smarter Balanced have now provided more detailed guidance for the new tests' technology demands.
December 21, 2012
Proposed accommodations could make fewer students eligible in some states, and more in others.
December 14, 2012
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers cut back its budget for formative and diagnostic work to facilitate work on summative tests.
December 13, 2012
PARCC decides to base its "college readiness" determination in math only on the exams students take at the end of each math sequence.
December 12, 2012
Iran, Portugal, and Singapore have seen their 4th grade science scores skyrocket since 1995, while U.S. scores have been flat. Other nations have declined.
November 27, 2012
Twenty-five states unveil draft descriptions that will shape the tests that will be required of millions of students.
November 07, 2012
PARCC defines the level of its test that connotes college readiness, and describes what performance at that level should look like.