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June 07, 2013

Federal Lawmakers Weigh Computer-Adaptive Testing

A pair of measures introduced in Congress encourage the use of "adaptive" testing, exams that respond to student answers to gauge the performance level.

June 06, 2013

ELL Accountability Could Widen Under Harkin NCLB Bill

More schools would be held accountable for the performance of English-learners under the provisions of a bill to reauthorize the federal education law.

May 29, 2013

Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

May 28, 2013

Teachers Could Shift the Conversation About Assessment and Accountability

At the Mission Hill School in Boston, teachers decide which ways to assess their students, and why. Educator Kim Farris-Berg imagines what it would like like if all teachers across the country were similarly trusted.

May 23, 2013

Governing American Education: The Challenge

Marc Tucker argues that the country is very unlikely to match the performance of the top-performing countries without major changes to its system of education governance.

May 21, 2013

Texas Could Create Special District for School Turnarounds

A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.

May 21, 2013

Student Data Too Often a Tangled Web for Schools, Report Says

Schools are awash in data, but their tech systems lack "interoperability," or the ability to work together, a new report concludes.

May 21, 2013

Chiefs Group: No Moratorium on Common-Core Stakes

In a rebuttal to the AFT president's call for a moratorium on high-stakes consequences for the common core, Chiefs for Change calls for holding fast to accountability.

May 01, 2013

Baton Rouge Seeks to Avoid State Takeover

The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.

April 30, 2013

Online Testing Problems Emerge in Indiana, Other States

Technological breakdowns are plaguing statewide assessments in Indiana, not long after testing woes surfaced in Minnesota and Oklahoma.

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