OECD Chooses Northwest Evaluation Association for Testing Contract, Platform

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development selected the Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit to deliver the Test for Schools, and use its online testing platform internationally.

Open Ed. Resources Promoted by State Policy Group

A new portal created by the Council of Chief State School Officers provides case studies and resources on OER for state and local education officials.

What Roadblocks Stand in the Way of a Digital K-12 Market?

A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources.

ACT, College Board Win in Federal Court Over Sale of Personal Information

Test-takers who checked "yes" and agreed to disclose personal information were not the victims of deceptive practices when their information was sold by the College Board and the ACT, the court ruled.

Top 50 Local Education Foundations Ranked in New National Study

These K-12 nonprofits raised $350 million in revenues and spent $181 million on programs and grants, according to research into their IRS filings.

Little Consistency in How Districts Judge Ed-Tech Through Pilot Tests, Study Finds

A study of pilot projects used to test ed-tech systems in six districts found that the K-12 systems managed the process in very different, and largely informal ways.

Instructure Inc., Creator of Canvas LMS, Goes Public

Instructure Inc., which serves 1,600 customers with its Canvas learning management system, went public on Friday, in what some say is a boost to the K-12 market.

Third Quarter Mergers, Acquisitions Up, From Amplify to Middle Schoolers' App

A favorable financial market and schools' increasing adoption of educational technology fueled a strong fourth quarter for K-12 mergers and acquisitions.

Personalized Learning, Competency Education Need Policy Support, Group Says

Federal and state governments can improve students' ability to get access to student-centered learning by focusing on 13 specific issues, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

Paperless Testing: Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016

This will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online.

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