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November 13, 2014

Tennessee Signs Testing Contract With Measurement Inc.

The $108 million contract is the latest in a long series of assessment shakeouts in the wake of the Common Core State Standards.

November 10, 2014

Hispanic Students' Math Performance on Steady Uptick, Report Says

A decade of gains for Latino students occurred across states and big-city school districts, according to a new analysis of NAEP data from The Child Trends Hispanic Institute.

November 07, 2014

Iowa Assessment Task Force Recommends Smarter Balanced

A legislative task force considered a half-dozen options, but recommended the Smarter Balanced test for 2016-17. The state will continue to give the Iowa Assessments until then.

November 07, 2014

Standardization or Personalization? (Or, how not to fumble the equity ball.)

To ensure equity, some argue that assessments must be standardized, while others say they should be personalized. As states continuously improve systems of assessment and accountability, are there common principles that can guide us all to victory?

November 06, 2014

Smarter Balanced Delays Vote on Cut Scores

States in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium have decided to take more time before approving a set of cut scores for the consortium's spring test.

November 04, 2014

Smarter Balanced Field Test Report Calls For Strong Internet Connectivity

Interrupted Internet connections sometimes caused issues in the field tests, according to a study that spotlights the need for sufficient technology infrastructure and bandwidth in schools.

November 04, 2014

Smarter Balanced Field Tests Didn't Mirror Classroom Learning, Study Says

Feedback from states shows that most students didn't feel the test reflected what they were taught in class.

November 03, 2014

Online Common Core Testing Delayed in Louisiana

Superintendent John White announces that students in elementary and middle school will take the exam on paper, rather than on computer, this academic year.

November 03, 2014

Louisiana Delays Plan for Computer-Based PARCC Testing

Superintendent John White announces that students in elementary and middle school will take the exam on paper, rather than on computer, this academic year.

October 31, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: KnowRe Raises $6.8M to Scale its Personalized Math App

KnowRe, an app that personalizes Math instruction based on student progress, raised $6.8 million in venture capital.

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