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July 20, 2015

New York State's Request for Waiver on Testing Rejected by Education Department

New York had asked the U.S. Department of Education for permission to give some special education students tests that match their instructional level, rather than their grade.

July 17, 2015

'Authentic' Assessment Shapes Learning at a New York City High School

We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 17, 2015

New Calif. Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluation

From the team that brought you the Vergara v. California lawsuit comes a new legal challenge aimed at forcing districts to use test scores to evaluate their teachers.

July 17, 2015

A High School That Bets Big on 'Authentic' Assessment

We profile a New York City high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 16, 2015

Rep. Scott, Civil Rights Groups: We Need More Accountability in Senate ESEA Bill

The U.S. Senate's bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act doesn't go nearly far enough when it comes to accountability for low-income students and racial minorities.

July 15, 2015

Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson in Challenge by Vendor

In a decision with potentially huge implications, a New Mexico judge has rejected the AIR's protest of a PARCC contract awarded to Pearson.

July 14, 2015

After Testing Problems, Nevada Set to Hire New Assessment Vendor

The state of Nevada, plagued by online testing woes earlier this year, is poised to award its next contract to oversee a suite of state assessments in a $51 million deal.

July 14, 2015

What Do Democratic Presidential Candidates Think of the Senate ESEA Bill?

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., take note: Hillary Clinton had nice things to say about your bill to revamp the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 13, 2015

Data Recognition Corp. Poised to Win $51M Testing Contract in Nevada

Nevada, a state frustrated by online testing woes earlier this year, is tentatively set to hire a new vendor to oversee a suite of state assessments.

July 09, 2015

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

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