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April 28, 2018

Pitfalls and Progress in Moving from Paper- to Computer-Based Testing

Massachusetts has been part of the transition from print to online in several state, national, and international tests. A new study looks at how moving from print to computer-based testing affected its students in the first few years.

April 07, 2018

The Nation's Report Card Is Due. Here's What We'll Learn And What We Definitely Won't

With the scores for America's 4th and 8th graders not out until Tuesday, a variety of education watchers are already trying to decide what to think of the results. Here's a quick rundown of the most interesting indicators to watch, and misconceptions to avoid.

December 06, 2016

U.S. Treads Water in PISA Results for Science, Math, Reading

U.S. teenagers have flatlined in international assessments of science and reading, and declined in math.

November 29, 2016

International Tests Show Rising, But Mixed, Math and Science Performance

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study releases new results for 2015.

May 08, 2015

Cheating Scandal Drove Enrollment in Atlanta Charters, Study Finds

A cheating scandal in the Atlanta district disproportionately hurt black students and drove enrollment in charter schools, a new study finds.

March 12, 2015

Computer Modeling May Provide Test for Project-Based Learning

Stanford University researchers explore ways to assess project and performance-based learning.

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.

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