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December 18, 2013

Urban NAEP Results: 'Regular' D.C. Schools Make Big Gains

The District of Columbia school system answers a big question hanging over its impressive gains on the regular NAEP: did the charter school sector drive those improvements? New results show the answer: nope.

December 18, 2013

CTB Acuity Adds Performance Assessment & Instructional Resources

We've been investigating performance assessment tools so we were interested when we heard that CTB McGraw-Hill had added performance-based items to its widely use Acuity platform. We call CTB President Ellen Haley for the scoop.

December 17, 2013

Panel Recommends New Breed of Assessments for Science Learning

A vision for science testing, recommended by a panel of the National Research Council, would fundamentally change the current model of assessment, blending classroom-based assessments and periodic tests to "monitor" learning with information about students' "opportunity to learn."

December 16, 2013

New York to Seek Federal Waiver to Test English-Learners in Native Languages

The state will ask the U.S. Department of Education to relax its requirements that English-learners who've been in U.S. schools for 12 months or longer take state language arts tests in English.

December 16, 2013

14 Developments to Watch for in 2014

It's been a big year for innovations in learning. If 2012 was the year of the MOOC, 2013 was the year blended learning went mainstream--even schools that were just layering tabs on top of an obsolete model called it "blended." The following are 14 developments to watch for in 2014.

December 12, 2013

Much Unknown About Testing Companies' Data-Privacy Plans, Report Shows

In a Michigan report, 12 companies vying for bigger shares of the common-core assessment market disclose new information about their plans, but many fall short of supplying the state with sufficient reassurance about their handling of student data.

December 11, 2013

ACT Hires Former High-Profile Schools Chief to Consult on New Test

Tony Bennett has been hired to help ACT Inc., on Aspire, its new suite of common-core assessments.

December 11, 2013

New York City Council Takes Stand Against High-Stakes Testing

New York City's governing body adopts a resolution drafted by anti-testing groups and circulated nationally as model legislation.

December 10, 2013

NAEP Committee Wrestles With Exclusion-Rate Policy

The body that sets policy for NAEP considers revising the way it reports exclusion rates to distinguish between students not permitted to take the test, and those who decline to do so because it doesn't offer the accommodations they need.

December 09, 2013

The Trouble With Testing Groups' Agreements On Student Data Privacy

Phrasing in the agreements that PARCC and Smarter Balanced signed with the U.S. Department of Education has given data-privacy advocates cause for worry about the sharing of student data.

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