The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is sponsoring the Automated Student Assessment Prize (ASAP) to improve the quality of student assessment in America and, as a result, increase the quantity and quality of student writing.
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July 21, 2012
July 12, 2012
One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards seeks feedback on its definition of college readiness, which is central to the assessment's development.
July 05, 2012
Scott Norton, a longtime education official in Louisiana, is taking on a key post at the Council of Chief State School Officers overseeing work on standards, testing, and accountability.
July 01, 2012
South Carolina, one of the few states still participating in both test-design consortia, chooses the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium approach.
June 28, 2012
Although some recent data show boys outpace girls in science achievement, a new NAEP study suggests girls have an edge when it comes to applying that learning in a hands-on setting.
June 27, 2012
Far more Washington insiders think the PARCC assessment consortium is "on the right track" than is the other testing group, Smarter Balanced, but both group's ratings are improving.
June 26, 2012
A state testing consortium is inviting public comment on two documents that aim to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.
June 26, 2012
Ohio's governor has signed a new law that ties promotion of 3rd graders to their performance on a 3rd grade reading test.
June 25, 2012
Defining career readiness hasn't been discussed as much by the common standards assessment consortia as has college readiness.
June 21, 2012
Alaska reportedly is inquiring about joining an assessment consortium, although federal rules require a state to have adopted the common standards.