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August 09, 2011

Assessment Consortium Fleshes Out Vision of Standards

One of the two assessment consortia releases a document that edges closer to offering a picture of what mastering the common standards should look like.

August 05, 2011

Cheating Investigations Underway in N.J., Conn.

New Jersey and Connecticut join several other districts and states that are investigating allegations of teacher cheating on state tests, including Philadelphia, the District of Columbia and Georgia.

August 05, 2011

U.S. Ed. Department Revisits Atlanta NAEP Scores

The district's NAEP scores are believed to be due to real improvements and not cheating, education officials say.

August 05, 2011

NAEP Cheating in Atlanta 'Extremely Unlikely,' NCES Says

A federal official responds to questions about NAEP results in light of widespread cheating in Atlanta on state tests.

August 04, 2011

Common Assessments: Let the Bidding Begin

One of the common assessment consortia issues a request for proposals that details the requirements necessary to write its test items.

July 28, 2011

Report: States Should Be Required to Test 'Deeper Learning'

The Alliance for Excellent Education also says the federal government should provide ongoing financial support for such assessments.

July 25, 2011

N.C. Professor Offers Suggestions for Reducing Cheating

Gregory Cizek, who assisted Atlanta investigators in their probe into test cheating, gives some lessons states and districts can learn from the episode.

July 20, 2011

Proficiency in Social Studies Eludes Most U.S. Students

Recent NAEP results in civics, geography, and U.S. history show that most students lack proficiency in those subjects.

July 18, 2011

When Value-Added Evaluations Meet Cheating Allegations

Were student test scores from DC schools where the cheating investigations are ongoing used to evaluate teachers?

July 18, 2011

Investigators Turn Attention to Another Georgia District

Dougherty County may be the next Georgia school system to face cheating allegations.

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