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May 06, 2014

An Open Invitation to College Presidents

Why not use a College Entrance Portfolio for college admissions?

May 06, 2014

Survey: More Educators Think 'Just the Right Amount' of Time Is Spent on Testing

A new survey finds also finds that students are surprisingly supportive of tests, when they're being used to chart their learning and help them improve.

May 05, 2014

A Road Map for Future Conversations

Knowing that we tend to take different sides on a range of policy issues, we wanted to figure out if there were things we could actually agree on.

May 02, 2014

Pearson Wins Major Contract From Common-Core Testing Consortium

The global education company Pearson has won a contract from the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to develop test items, deliver tests, report results, and analyze scores.

May 02, 2014

PARCC Consortium Lowers Price of Common-Core Tests

The revised cost means that the PARCC tests are now more affordable for most of its state members than the tests they're currently using.

April 30, 2014

The Common Core Standards' Role in Standardized Testing

Increasingly, testing opponents are casting the Common Core State Standards as the cause of the standardized testing burden in public schools. But that claim is inaccurate.

April 30, 2014

Are Fourth Graders Who Don't Test Like Seventh Graders Really Failures?

James Harvey of the National Superintendents Roundtable wraps up this month-long conversation between measurement experts and educators on the front line by answering some questions about unresolved issues. Read his final thoughts and "takeaways" from Assessing the Assessments.

April 28, 2014

Smarter Balanced Membership Dips to 22

South Carolina withdraws from the common-core assessment consortium even though its state board of education favors staying in the group.

April 28, 2014

The Federal Role in State Education Accountability Systems

How to balance the federal government's interest in making sure that federal education funds are well spent with the states' interest in retaining their constitutional right to enact their own education policies.

April 25, 2014

Do Standardized Tests Measure What We Value?

Are standardized test scores too narrow? Are they objective? Do they measure what we value?

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