Phrasing in the agreements that PARCC and Smarter Balanced signed with the U.S. Department of Education has given data-privacy advocates cause for worry about the sharing of student data.
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December 09, 2013
December 06, 2013
The National Assessment Governing Board's early attempts to come up with new ways to use students' background information gets immediate pushback from outgoing education statistics chief Jack Buckley.
December 05, 2013
As worry swirls around the use and disclosure of student-level data, PARCC issues rules that clarify that it will not share such data with the federal government. Any decisions about sharing that information lies with states, according to the new policy.
December 03, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education has revealed the states that want to replace all or part of their 2014 tests with field tests developed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
November 21, 2013
The state now plans to involve all of its students in field testing in both math and English/language arts, revising a plan that got it in hot water with federal officials.
November 20, 2013
States are increasingly taking a careful approach to using PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests for high-stakes decisions.
November 19, 2013
The Bay State wants to take PARCC for a "test drive" for two years before deciding whether to replace its widely admired statewide test with the new assessment.
November 18, 2013
Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, is to join the New York City testing company.
November 15, 2013
Increasingly, comparisons are being made between the rocky rollout of President Obama's signature healthcare initiative, and the 2015 debut of the common-core assessments.
November 07, 2013
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan trumpets NAEP gains as payoff of federal priorities, even though many states that embraced those priorities didn't soar on the national assessment.