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March 20, 2014

Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing Technology

Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

March 20, 2014

A Modest Proposal

Let's scrap the SAT and replace it with a deeper learning performance assessment.

March 19, 2014

'Ocean' of Digital Data to Reshape Education, Pearson Report Predicts

Education publisher Pearson sketches out a vision of the future for K-12 schools in a new report that predicts an increasing role for personalized learning.

March 17, 2014

Florida Skips Over PARCC, Selecting Common-Core Test From AIR

State Commissioner Pam Stewart says Florida will go with assessments from the American Institutes of Research rather than the PARCC testing consortium.

March 17, 2014

Validity, Test Use, and Consequences: Pre-empting a Persistent Problem

Test use has consequences. What we need is more formal training, discussion, and cross-learning among key constituent groups to improve understandings of how common validity issues arise, with a view towards pre-empting unintended and adverse consequences in future.

March 17, 2014

Response to 'Validity, Test Use, and Consequences: Pre-empting a Persistent Problem'

Today test-makers, public officials, and business and foundation leaders, not educators, dominate that discourse. A better balance is badly needed; front-line educators must be brought into the discussion.

March 14, 2014

Communicate Better About Standards and Tests, Duncan Urges State Boards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged state policymakers to better communicate about transitions to new standards and tests, and to move faster toward digital classroom materials.

March 14, 2014

Smarter Balanced Group Delays Field-Testing by One Week

The additional time will allow for some final "quality checking" of the trial assessments' features beginning later this month.

March 14, 2014

Accountability: What the Top Performers Do

Marc Tucker continues the discussion on accountability and describes how the top-performing education systems use assessments and the results to help students and schools improve.

March 07, 2014

English-Language Learners and California's NCLB Testing Waiver

The state's newly granted testing waiver means California is not likely to have data it can use to hold schools accountable for the performance of the nation's largest population of English-language learners.

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