Recent data point to an achievement gap in STEM based on gender in the United States, as seen in results from the Advanced Placement program, NAEP, and international tests.
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June 11, 2012
June 08, 2012
McGraw-Hill has named a new leader for its educational division, which soon will become a separate company.
June 07, 2012
Three years before the common assessments are fully operational and rolled out, we see ripples from the common standards affecting assessment. Take as one example the many questions hovering about students with disabilities. As my colleague Nirvi Shah reports, the path to assessing such students is...
May 30, 2012
States' winning applications for waivers from No Child Left Behind shift the goals and timelines of tests.
May 22, 2012
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium has just named directors for mathematics and for the support of 'under-represented' students.
May 11, 2012
One of the influential voices in shaping the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts was Barbara Kapinus, a senior policy analyst at the National Education Association. She retired from that post early last month. But now she's taking a lead role in guiding the creation of the tests bei...
May 10, 2012
Relatively few U.S. students scored at the 'advanced' level in science on the latest round of NAEP results.
May 09, 2012
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium finalizes its plan to create a bank of online resources for teachers.
May 08, 2012
A conference to explore the potential of technology-enhanced assessments yields a landscape of promise and challenges.
May 04, 2012
Participating schools will be part of a pilot program aimed at measuring how their students compare with their global peers.