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May 08, 2017

College Board Reports Score Gains From Free SAT Practice

The College Board released new data showing that students boosted their SAT scores by using its free Khan Academy practice.

May 08, 2017

California Close to Dumping High School Exit Exam

California Assembly voted to dump the state's controversial high school exit exam. Now the bill goes to the Senate.

May 01, 2017

Oregon to Drop Smarter Balanced in High School

Oregon becomes the latest state to drop the federally funded consortium tests—in this case, Smarter Balanced—at the high school level.

April 28, 2017

PARCC and Smarter Balanced Choose New Management

The PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessment consortia are adopting new managers to oversee their work in a changing testing landscape.

April 14, 2017

Rhode Island to Dump PARCC, Use Massachusetts Test Instead

Rhode Island becomes the latest state to abandon the PARCC exam. It will use the test designed by its neighbor, Massachusetts, instead.

February 27, 2017

Smarter Balanced Looks to Partner With SAT or ACT on Hybrid Test

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.

February 24, 2017

California Refuses District Request to Use SAT Instead of State Test

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.

February 23, 2017

What Is Formative Assessment? An EdWeek Video Explainer

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

February 15, 2017

Supes: Students Spend Too Much Time on Tests, But Districts Still Prep for Them

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.

January 31, 2017

In Flap About ACT Score Reporting, Montana Orders Review

Montana has hired an outside firm to conduct a policy and procedure review after discovering that ACT scores were incorrectly reported to the federal government.

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