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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.

July 18, 2011

Transitioning to Large-Scale Online Assessment

An association of state education-technology directors offers guidance about transitioning to large-scale online assessment.

July 08, 2011

Writing on the Chopping Block

In a cost-cutting move, Illinois has eliminated writing from the state's standardized exams for high school juniors. Well, it's just one grade, you say. Not so fast: The state scrapped the writing portion of the standardized exams for elementary and middle schoolers last year. Some educators conte...

July 05, 2011

Testing Coming to a Pre-K Near You?

The new Race to the Top challenge presses states to come up with ways to gauge the quality of their early-childhood programs, and develop standards and assessments to check the youngest students' progress.

June 30, 2011

UPDATED: Common-Assessment Group Cuts Back on Testing

A state consortium designing tests for the common standards cuts back on the number of tests in its design.

June 30, 2011

New Tests Should Reflect Innovation, Reformers Argue

In an open letter, a group of education-technology leaders presses the two state assessment consortia to produce innovative tests that take full advantage of new styles of learning made possible by technology.

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