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April 07, 2015

Ohio Seeks Alternative Tests for High-Performing Schools

Ohio joins a small but growing number of states that are seeking or considering federal permission to excuse some schools or districts from state-mandated tests.

April 06, 2015

Ed Reform and Innovation: The End of the Big Test Is in Sight

What does innovative learning and EdReform have in common? Equity. We explore the recent history of assessment (the intended and unintended consequences), the role that equity plays, the need to synthesize EdReform aims, and the opportunity of innovation.

April 02, 2015

Common-Core Consortium Tests: It's Been a Long Five Years

It would be an understatement to say that it's been an eventful five years since the feds offered $350 million grants to states to design tests for the common core.

April 02, 2015

Online-Test Security, Social Media, and Cheating: A Recent History

Test developers have spent years trying to devise ways to stamp out cheating on online exams, a review of Education Week's coverage shows.

April 01, 2015

When High Schoolers Must Defend Graduation Readiness

A coach from Envision Education relates how a student's experience in defending his accomplishments in high school transformed his learning.

March 31, 2015

NAEP Scores Show Little Progress in Students' Grasp of Vocabulary

Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade show an interesting mix of strength and weakness in their ability to choose the right meaning of vocabulary words in context.

March 31, 2015

Online-Testing Shift in States Includes Focus on College Readiness

States are rapidly moving forward with new assessments, many of which are being given online, and many of which are focused on the transition from gauging preparation for higher education.

March 31, 2015

Flipped Learning in the World-Language Classroom

How some language teachers are using flipped learning to make the most of limited classroom time.

March 31, 2015

What Are States Doing With College-Readiness Test Results?

A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.

March 26, 2015

'Thank God' for Competency-Based Education

The Granite State's pioneering accountability pilot makes performance assessment count.

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