Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of Chicago public schools, will ask the U.S. Department of Education to let the district hold off on a full administration of PARCC tests for another year.
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October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014
Digital games have gone mainstream in U.S. schools, but their full potential to support learning has yet to be tapped, a new report finds.
October 20, 2014
A graduation profile ignites students in a so-called "low-performing" school in a distressed city, says Envision Learning Partners
October 18, 2014
Oklahoma officials scrambled to find a testing vendor for exams required for high school graduation, after another company, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, backed out.
October 17, 2014
In this post, High Tech High Chula Vista teacher Alec Patton takes us inside the world of exhibitions, telling us why they have power, why students aren't always as motivated by them as you might think, and how at their best they bring together "sizzle" and "steak".
October 16, 2014
State officials stopped short of saying that cheating occurred at the elementary school, but noted that "significant" changes—including a high number of erasures from incorrect to correct answers—signaled that testing protocols were not followed.
October 16, 2014
The Washington-based Center for American Progress released a report this morning looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.
October 15, 2014
Pennsylvania's new kindergarten-entrance assessment is hobbled by insufficient training for teachers and weak outreach to educators and parents, a new report contends.
October 14, 2014
Anti-testing sentiment moves into the Washington policy world, but "solving" the testing problem means different things to different people.
October 11, 2014
Shelbi Cole, who has served as the director of mathematics for Smarter Balanced since 2012, has been promoted to director of content for the organization.