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August 18, 2011

Comment Period Extended for Content Frameworks

One of the two state assessment consortia extends its public comment period for draft content frameworks.

August 17, 2011

ACT Seeks to Connect Test Scores, Career Readiness

ACT's annual score report attempts to link scores on the college-entrance exam to career readiness.

August 12, 2011

Study: When Bullying is Up, Test Scores Are Down

A new study finds that schools with more bullying may also have lower test scores.

August 12, 2011

Experts Caution Testing Consortia on Design, Accessibility

Experts caution the assessment consortia about making tests accessible to special-needs students, and designing a successful system that has multiple, varying goals.

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.

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