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May 28, 2014

Award of PARCC Contract to Pearson Can Be Reviewed, Judge Rules

The ruling by a New Mexico judge halts work on the testing contract until the state purchasing department considers a challenge filed by the American Institutes for Research.

May 28, 2014

N.M. Court Orders Halt on Common-Core Testing Contract Until Appeal Is Heard

A state judge in has blocked the award of a major PARCC contract to Pearson until an appeal by a rival testing contractor can be heard.

May 27, 2014

What Does an Effective Principal Do?

What does an effective principal do? We both agree that instructional leadership is a part of the equation.

May 23, 2014

Fragmentation of Testing: Back to the Future?

Will states' decisions on testing result in better tests? Maybe not, research suggests.

May 21, 2014

Florida Could Shift Alliances for English-Language-Proficiency Standards, Tests

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart is recommending that Florida join a 35-state consortium known as World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment.

May 21, 2014

Testing Landscape Fragments as More States Opt Out of Consortium Tests

An Education Week analysis of all the states' testing plans shows that although most states belong to one of the assessment consortia, many plan to use other tests in 2014-15.

May 21, 2014

The Assessment Consortia: Field-Test Blues?

The field tests have provoked enthusiasm and anxiety, but they can point to better testing in 2015.

May 19, 2014

Major School Research and Assessment Provider Suffers Data Breach

As many as 6,500 current and former employees of the American Institutes for Research had sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, compromised following a recent hacking.

May 16, 2014

Testing Problem-Solving

A new NAEP Test might encourage more schools to address a critical competency.

May 15, 2014

Education Dept. Planning Case Studies of Kindergarten Entry Assessments

These assessments are intended to help give teachers an idea of their students' strengths and weaknesses at the start of their school careers.

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