Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.
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June 18, 2015
April 06, 2015
If teachers don't believe the evaluation process is valid and worthwhile, then they won't take it seriously and potential positive effects will never trickle down to students.
March 06, 2015
Police are called to a Florida school when the principal initially refuses to allow a student to go home while classmates take a standardized test.
March 02, 2015
The district faced more than $1 billion in federal and state cuts if it did not offer the test districtwide, and the state of Illinois threatened to pull its designation as a district.
February 19, 2015
The acquisition represents the value that Renaissance, one of the largest assessment and learning analytics companies in the K-12 market, places on a relative newcomer.
January 02, 2015
Between 64 and 77 percent of students with disabilities scored at the lowest level on the tests, which are given in math and English/language arts.
December 17, 2014
Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.
November 20, 2014
An interview with Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Education at CUNY Howard Everson about how the Common Core helps teachers shift from a topic-centered point of view to a learner-centered perspective.
November 12, 2014
An interview with Catherine Snow of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sue Pimentel of Student Achievement Partners on developing curriculum and professional development aligned to the Common Core.
October 27, 2014
An interview with Phil Daro and Jason Zimba, leaders in developing the Common Core mathematics standards, on implementation progress, the testing consortia, accountability systems and instructional materials.