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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.

January 20, 2017

U.S. Ed. Dept. Defers Approval of ACT for Accountability in Wyoming, Wisconsin

Wisconsin and Wyoming were unable to win full approval from the U.S. Department of Education to use the ACT as their high school test. The department has demanded "substantial additional information" before it will consider approving the states' use of the exam.

January 20, 2017

Montana's Report of ACT Scores to Feds Called Into Question

Montana's new superintendent alleges that her predecessor misrepresented the state's ACT scores to the U.S. Department of Education.

October 18, 2016

Doubting That 'Record' 83 Percent High School Graduation Rate?

Grumps and skeptics aren't holding big celebrations over President Barack Obama's announcement that the national high school graduation rate reached a high of 82.3 percent. What's spoiling the party?

August 31, 2016

Colorado Expands Students' Options for Earning High School Diplomas

Colorado has established new statewide graduation requirements, but they allow students to choose from a menu of ways to prove they're ready for diplomas.

August 30, 2016

Kaplan Edges Into the Free-PSAT-Prep Market

Kaplan Test Prep announces a free online course for the PSAT, aimed at helping students compete for National Merit scholarships.

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