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February 12, 2014

Foul Weather Extends State Testing Windows

Some states, including Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, have announced plans to revise their testing windows in light of widespread school cancellations caused by rough winter weather.

February 12, 2014

Accountability vs. Gaming the P-12 System

I've recently delved into The Death and Life of the Great American School by Diane Ravitch. It has been on my reading list for some time now and I finally decided it was time to really give it the attention it deserves. I consider myself an education reformer, and an advocate for reforming the current public school system, so Ravitch's works speak to me, even if I'm not always completely in the same school of thought.

February 11, 2014

Report on Student Testing Times Concedes Major Errors

After a flood of critics pointed out errors, Teach Plus dove back into the data to post correct--and much higher--testing times that change some of the fundamental conclusions in the report.

February 10, 2014

N.Y. Regents: Common Core Needs More State Aid, Periodic Adjustments

Options offered by the New York Board of Regents include a new online portal to help educators access curricular resources and new testing options for special student populations.

February 10, 2014

But Wait...There's More: Building a Solution to Users' Actual Problems

Ultimately, it came down to providing whatever we needed to ensure users could be successful with the entire video observation and feedback process. And it turned out that, the process was more than just how to interact with videos online. We had to help users get the videos online.

February 05, 2014

Study: Districts Vary Widely in the Amount of Time They Spend on Testing

A new study finds that district-imposed tests take far more of teachers' and students' time than do state-mandated assessments.

February 05, 2014

Appeals Court Upholds N.Y.C. Liability Over Teacher Test

New York City schools could face civil-rights liability for a teacher-certification test's racially disparate impact on black and Latino test-takers, a federal appeals court holds.

February 03, 2014

Four More States Win Testing Waivers From U.S. Department of Education

Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota and Vermont have won federal waivers focused on allowing them to make the transition to common-core tests.

January 31, 2014

Education Department Official Reaffirms Commitment to Grade-Level Testing

New York is considering asking the Education Department for permission to test students at a lower grade level than their chronological age.

January 31, 2014

PARCC Common-Core Testing Consortium Loses Kentucky as Member

Kentucky had been uncertain for many months about whether it would use the PARCC tests for common standards.

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