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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.

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.

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