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July 02, 2014

Emerging Themes at NEA: 'Toxic Testing' and Union Threats

The board of directors will propose a New Business Item calling for a campaign against "toxic testing."

June 27, 2014

Survey Finds Parents Conflicted About Time Dedicated to Testing Students

Parents say assessments and test prep are stealing instructional time away from their children, according to a new survey.

June 27, 2014

Two Cultures, Two Homes, One Project

A student experiences project-based learning in two different countries.

June 25, 2014

Draft Criteria for Federal Reviews of State Assessments Expected This Summer

A U.S. Education Department official overseeing the process tells state assessment officials to expect the initial draft this summer, and the final in the winter, after more input and public comment.

June 20, 2014

Tennessee Quits PARCC, Leaving 15 Members

Tennessee points to a new law that rules out the use of PARCC exams in 2014-15.

June 20, 2014

Contract Dispute Could Delay Common-Core Testing, Pearson Says

The testing giant defends its won of a big PARCC contract, saying the protest by competitor American Institutes for Research has no merit.

June 20, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.

June 13, 2014

Can Any State Use PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test Items?

A small group of states wants to use PARCC and Smarter Balanced test items to make their own assessments. One has reached out to federal officials for clarification that test items should be freely available to all states.

June 12, 2014

What Should New Accountability Systems Emphasize and Measure?

A high-powered panel discussion in Washington focused on school and student accountability, but revealed disparate attitudes about the importance of testing.

June 10, 2014

NCLB Not So Negative for Teachers, Study Says

A new study finds that NCLB has had a limited influence on teachers' perceptions of their jobs.

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