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July 02, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.

July 02, 2015

Yes, Apples and Oranges Can Be Compared: Accountability With Flexible Assessments

New Hampshire provides an object lesson into how to make sure performance-based assessments provide valid and reliable information across schools and districts.

July 02, 2015

Wisconsin Law Requires ID of Schools That Send Unprepared Students to College

A new law in Wisconsin requires the state to examine high schools that sent more than six students to college who needed remediation.

June 29, 2015

PARCC Facing Challenges as Ohio, Arkansas Back Away

PARCC faces the loss of two states, but says it is optimistic it can maintain the test cost for remaining states.

June 29, 2015

How Can Teachers Learn Deeply? By Scoring Student Assessments

Engaging teachers in scoring assessments helps deepen their understanding of student standards and student learning.

June 26, 2015

First U.S. University Entrance Exams to Be Offered in Cuba

The Educational Testing Service will administer the Test of English as a Foreign Language to Cuban students for the first time, which could signal the beginning of a larger educational exchange between the countries.

June 26, 2015

The Art of Reporting Common-Core Test Results

New York and Kentucky, which gave common-core tests before other states did—and navigated the public reaction—share their experiences as dozens of other states get ready to do the same.

June 25, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.

June 24, 2015

Rethinking Assessment to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century Workforce

Today's educators have an unprecedented opportunity to use technology to understand how students learn. With innovative teaching models and new assessment capabilities brought about by technology, students and teachers will have greater access to information about levels of understanding, remediation can decrease, and personalized learning at scale will become reality. And, ultimately this will mean that students will get the skills they need to succeed in education and in their careers.

June 23, 2015

State Chiefs Group Offers Guidance on Reducing Testing

The Council of Chief State School Officers produces a new framework to help states move from theory to practice as they work to reduce the burden of testing on students and schools.

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