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August 13, 2015

Illinois Promises Test Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for 2016

Next year, Illinois students in 5th, 8th, and 10th grades will take an online exam aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

June 18, 2015

ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.

April 06, 2015

Teacher Evaluation Means Nothing Without Teacher Buy-In

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

Florida Parent Calls Police to Settle Opt-Out Dispute

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

Chicago Changes Course, Will Offer PARCC Districtwide This Year

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

Renaissance Learning Acquires UClass to Link Instruction, Assessment

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.

December 17, 2014

Some Waiver States May Be Able to Pause Accountability Systems This Year

Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.

December 17, 2014

Some Waiver States May Be Able to Pause Accountability Systems This Year

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

Interview With Howard Everson on Common-Core Implementation

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

Interview With Two Contributors to the Common-Core Literacy Standards

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.

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