As you know if you've been reading this space, Ed Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners of the Race to the Top assessment competition yesterday. (Check our story here for a catch-up if needed.) We linked you to his speech yesterday, but it's meaty enough that it's worth revisiting today. It's...
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September 03, 2010
September 02, 2010
Two state groups win federal Race to the Top funding to design comprehensive testing systems, and a third, vying for funding for high school tests, fails to make the grade.
September 02, 2010
Winners of the Race to the Top assessment grants will be announced this morning.
August 25, 2010
In all the analysis of yesterday's Race to the Top winners, not much has been said about what the results might mean for The Other Race to the Top competition. (Remember that $350 million hanging out there for new assessment systems?) Just as I was thinking that I was the only one odd enough to not...
August 23, 2010
Some thoughts worth a look this morning: • A new report from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University's School of Education raises flags about using the SAT and ACT to size up high school student achievement. • An EdWeek commentary takes on some of the teachi...
August 18, 2010
The latest round of ACT scores shows how far most students--especially black and Hispanic students---have to go to be college ready.
August 13, 2010
Idaho officials are planning to scrap a requirement that students pass a high school science exam to earn a diploma.
August 09, 2010
Roberto J. Rodriguez, a key education adviser in the White House, told the National Assessment Governing Board that the administration is "thrilled" with states' progress in adopting the common standards. He appeared at NAGB's quarterly meeting here in Washington last Friday to reflect on the presid...
August 04, 2010
Some players in the common-standards-and-assessments arena—folks you've been reading about here—have announced a business deal. Pearson PLC, the London-based education company, has agreed to buy America's Choice for $80 million. The agreement was announced yesterday. It still has to cle...
July 30, 2010
Those of you who have slogged through our coverage of the Race to the Top assessment competition (story here, blog items here and here, for instance) know that those proposals are pretty hefty documents. So it's cool that the folks at the Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management decided...