In addition to a delay, Wisconsin had to eliminate certain questions from its Smarter Balanced exam, after opting not to use the adaptive testing feature of the test.
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March 27, 2015
March 20, 2015
A glance at performance tasks included on new tests show that they do a better job than previous tests of measuring higher-level competencies.
March 11, 2015
As states roll out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, they're also considering, or reconsidering, how to use them in accountability systems.
March 10, 2015
In a recent critique of Smarter Balanced's online practice tests for mathematics, educational consultant Steven Rasmussen argues that the assessments are "a quagmire of poor technological design."
February 26, 2015
A Missouri judge wrote that the federally funded testing consortium, which developed tests aligned to Common Core State Standards, was never authorized by the U.S. Congress.
February 13, 2015
Kitzhaber had laid out ambitious early-literacy policy proposals after his 2014 re-election, and had also ordered a review of common-core-aligned tests in schools.
February 09, 2015
The decision not to use adaptive testing by three states highlights the complexities associated with a feature of the Smarter Balanced assessment.
February 04, 2015
Nearly one year after winning a controversial NCLB "double-testing" waiver, California is once again seeking significant exemptions from provisions of the federal education law.
February 04, 2015
After a good deal of uncertainty regarding states' testing plans, we've now got a complete picture of who's doing what for 2014-15 testing.
January 29, 2015
Four districts and one county education office in California say the state must provide more financial aid to local K-12 agencies to help them implement state assessments.