February 2017 Archives

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium put out a request for proposal today seeking a partnership to create a test that both measures standards-mastery and can be used for college admissions.

The Long Beach school district in California wanted to use the SAT as its high school test instead of Smarter Balanced, but the state board rejected its request.

Formative assessment can be a tricky kind of testing to understand. EdWeek's video explainer can help.

A ProPublica investigation finds that many high schools game their accountability systems by funneling their worst achievers to alternative schools, where they learn little or drop out.

The ACT college-entrance exam will be offered in July, starting in 2018. The move follows on the scheduled introduction of a summer testing date this year for the SAT.

Washington state has come up with a novel way to respond to the loss of federal funding for AP exam fees: It's holding a massive fundraiser.

A survey finds superintendents like some things about the new common-core assessments, but are wary about the amount of time students spend taking tests.

Teenagers jump into half-day simulations that show them what life's experiences are like with and without a high school diploma.

Aviation programs are touted as appealing to students of all backgrounds, and one major school district has constructed its own hangar in the belief that if you build it, students will come.


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