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April 05, 2014

Interim Assessments Yield Disappointing Results in Indiana Study

The results of a large, randomized controlled trial conducted in Indiana suggest that diagnostic or interim assessments have mixed and limited effects on final or summative exam results.

February 20, 2014

Analysis Finds NCLB Waivers Too Often Maintain Flawed Accountability Practices

A new analysis finds that NCLB flexibility waivers too often continue flawed accountability practices of the original law rather than considering non-test-based indicators, student growth, student demographics or results from subjects other than reading and math.

August 23, 2013

National Testing Board Seeks Educators

The National Assessment Governing Board is recruiting educators and others to join.

May 29, 2013

Storify: Test to Fill in IQ Gaps, Gauge 'Rationality'

Since time immemorial, teachers and parents alike have shaken their heads at bright students doing dumb things. Now researchers want to fill in the "rationality gap" in modern intelligence tests.

May 22, 2013

Study: Of NCLB Sanctions, Restructuring Spurred Most Improvement

While the No Child Left Behind Act's threat of sanctions for low-performing schools can goose test scores, substantial school improvement comes from the law's ultimate sanction, wholesale restructuring, according to a new analysis of the law's effects in North Carolina.

July 25, 2012

NSF Project Looks for Ways to Gauge 'Spark' of Creativity

One of the National Science Foundation's first new INSPIRE awards will look for ways to measure how creativity develops in groups.

May 27, 2012

Are You Enabling 'Academic Entitlement' in Students?

Research suggests how teachers respond to student requests for help can improve or exacerbate their sense of "academic entitlement."

October 18, 2011

Will Interim Testing Be More Useful for Accountability, Instruction?

Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.

September 27, 2011

Study: Suburban Districts Falter in Global Competitiveness

A new report from the George W. Bush Institute finds suburban school districts are "mediocre" in comparison to international peers.

September 26, 2011

Testing Expert Earns Top National Honor for Young Scientist

Arizona State University testing researcher Roy Levy has been named the only education winner of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest federal honor for young scientists.

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