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August 04, 2011

Common Assessments: Let the Bidding Begin

One of the common assessment consortia issues a request for proposals that details the requirements necessary to write its test items.

July 28, 2011

Report: States Should Be Required to Test 'Deeper Learning'

The Alliance for Excellent Education also says the federal government should provide ongoing financial support for such assessments.

July 20, 2011

Proficiency in Social Studies Eludes Most U.S. Students

Recent NAEP results in civics, geography, and U.S. history show that most students lack proficiency in those subjects.

July 18, 2011

Transitioning to Large-Scale Online Assessment

An association of state education-technology directors offers guidance about transitioning to large-scale online assessment.

July 05, 2011

Testing Coming to a Pre-K Near You?

The new Race to the Top challenge presses states to come up with ways to gauge the quality of their early-childhood programs, and develop standards and assessments to check the youngest students' progress.

June 30, 2011

UPDATED: Common-Assessment Group Cuts Back on Testing

A state consortium designing tests for the common standards cuts back on the number of tests in its design.

June 30, 2011

New Tests Should Reflect Innovation, Reformers Argue

In an open letter, a group of education-technology leaders presses the two state assessment consortia to produce innovative tests that take full advantage of new styles of learning made possible by technology.

June 28, 2011

Transition to Online Assessment Sparks Collective 'Roadmap'

A publisher's online guide to computer-based testing has grown with input from states.

June 23, 2011

Taking on the Research on Standardized Testing

A new website explores both sides of the research about standardized testing.

June 14, 2011

Black, Hispanic 4th Graders See Big History Gains Since 1994

Black and Hispanic 4th graders have made sizable gains in history achievement since 1994, though the change may be explained by improved literacy.

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