The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.
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March 06, 2014
February 25, 2014
New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.
February 15, 2014
The Friday decisions by the department of education bring to 11 the number of states that can avoid "double testing" their students with field tests and their regular state tests, but a decision on California is still outstanding.
January 24, 2014
The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.
January 23, 2014
The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.
January 02, 2014
The state's waiver applies only to 7th and 8th grade students who are taking high school mathematics.
December 31, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education says its online information-sharing network, the Learning Registry, now houses 300,000 resources from a wide variety of sources.
December 09, 2013
Phrasing in the agreements that PARCC and Smarter Balanced signed with the U.S. Department of Education has given data-privacy advocates cause for worry about the sharing of student data.
December 02, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education has revealed the states that want to replace all or part of their 2014 tests with field tests developed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
November 21, 2013
The state now plans to involve all of its students in field testing in both math and English/language arts, revising a plan that got it in hot water with federal officials.