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...
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January 20, 2010
January 20, 2010
Arkansas finds that 58 high schools gave inflated grades to 20 percent or more of their students.
January 14, 2010
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
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
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
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
The Education Department schedules a second round of public meetings to help shape its $350 million competition to design common assessments.
December 09, 2009
A botched test affects thousands of applicants to elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
November 10, 2009
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
Two major English-language arts organizations release standards for testing.