Gov. Mark Dayton goes farther with his recommendations than a state task force that was created to recommend testing cutbacks.
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March 09, 2015
March 03, 2015
The National Council of Teachers of English reaches out to literacy teachers to explore the role assessment plays in their instruction.
March 02, 2015
Chicago school officials say that the district can't risk the threatened loss of state and federal funding that could attend its refusal to give the test districtwide.
March 02, 2015
A new research paper finds that the law in most states isn't clear about whether parents can opt their children out of testing.
February 20, 2015
New York state has been dating PARCC for several years now, but it sent signals this week that it's not ready to plan a wedding.
February 19, 2015
The state's education commissioner also targets additional high school tests for elimination.
February 12, 2015
This spring, Oklahoma middle school students who are taking advanced mathematics coursesi.e., Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometrywill no longer be required to also take their grade-level math tests.
February 09, 2015
A group that partnered in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards is now asking science teachers to help field-test multiple-choice items for an assessment on energy.
February 05, 2015
More than half of U.S. students live in states that will not be administering tests by PARCC or Smarter Balanced this year.
February 04, 2015
Every state has now decided what summative test it's using for the 2014-15 year: Check EdWeek's authoritative map of all the states' testing plans.