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January 20, 2010

A Peek at Plans for Common Tests in Race to Top Applications

The Race to the Top applications turned in yesterday offer an interesting preview of what might be in store as states move toward adopting common standards and common assessments aligned to those standards. (You might remember that they have a better shot at getting RTT money if they promise to do t...

January 20, 2010

Arkansas Says 58 Schools 'Inflated' Math Grades

Arkansas finds that 58 high schools gave inflated grades to 20 percent or more of their students.

January 14, 2010

More Guideposts for 'Race to the Top' Assessment Contest

Another input hearing on the Education Department's Race to the Top Assessment competition explores intriguing questions of how to manage the tangle of state procurement rules to produce a collaborative and innovative testing system.

January 13, 2010

Guideposts for 'Race to the Top' Assessment Competition

Experts advise leaders from the U.S. Department of Education on how to shape the $350 million Race to the Top assessment competition.

January 12, 2010

High School Graduation Exams: A Rocky Path to Rigor

Pennsylvania's journey to high school graduation tests sparks questions about how a state can best measure the success of its high schools.

January 07, 2010

'No Child' Reauthorization Sparks Call for Better Assessments

A coalition of educators, scholars and civil rights groups argues for a new generation of assessments as the reauthorization of the ESEA looms.

December 29, 2009

Ed Department Seeks More Public Input on Assessments

The Education Department schedules a second round of public meetings to help shape its $350 million competition to design common assessments.

December 09, 2009

Testing Snafu at Top School

A botched test affects thousands of applicants to elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

November 10, 2009

'Work Groups' Announced for K-12 Common Standards

Scholars, teachers, think tank folks, and teachers fill the ranks of those working the development of multistate K-12 standards in language arts and math.

November 09, 2009

Standards for Assessment Unveiled in English

Two major English-language arts organizations release standards for testing.

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