A Washington research group urges the state assessment consortia to heed key design features that maximize usefulness of the data.
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May 03, 2011
April 25, 2011
A Washington think tank recommends that Congress tie federal Title I money to adoption of the common standards, or equally rigorous college- and career-ready standards.
April 19, 2011
Experts caution the two assessment consortia to attend to technological-capacity issues in states and districts.
April 18, 2011
New Jersey and Oklahoma drop the SMARTER Balanced Consortium and work exclusively with PARCC.
April 13, 2011
A new study from NAEP shows the key roles that math and science play in students' high school coursework.
April 11, 2011
Pearson solicits help in brainstorming about the best ways for states to transition to online testing.
April 08, 2011
A new website from a prominent scientific body probes the concepts students know and those where they have misconceptions.
March 30, 2011
President Barack Obama's comments about testing students less raise questions for the consortia of states that are designing tests for the common standards.
March 18, 2011
Missouri drops performance tasks and essay writing from its state exams, echoing a move Maryland made in 2002. Both raise questions for the state consortia designing new tests for the common standards.
March 15, 2011
The GED will become available via computer in four states this spring.