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November 28, 2014

Pearson's Work on PARCC Common-Core Field Tests Scrutinized in Survey

A review of field testing for the PARCC tests found that many school officials had frustrations student with the student- registration process and test-administration manuals.

November 26, 2014

PARCC Test: Students Find Math Tougher Than English/Language Arts

A new report from PARCC shows that students found the field test in math more difficult than the one in English/language arts.

November 26, 2014

Testing Market Surges With Common Core, Growth in Formative Assessment

The market for testing and assessment has grown by 57 percent over two years ago, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.

November 25, 2014

As Testing Debate Continues, Some N.J. Schools Scale Back Assessments

One New Jersey high school has canceled midterms and final exams in an effort to cut back on the time students spend taking tests.

November 21, 2014

Duncan Wants NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0'

Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.

November 21, 2014

Ed. Sec. Duncan Calls On NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0'

Duncan said NAEP's role as a "truth-teller" helped catapult states into raising standards for students.

November 20, 2014

Smarter Balanced Cut Scores Spark Debate About Test Score Reporting

Vermont's objection to reporting student scores by achievement level captures key points of the debate.

November 19, 2014

Draft Assessment Tasks Seek Blend of Math, Science Learning

Teachers are encouraged to use the tasks, modify them to suit their needs, and offer feedback on needed revisions, according to standards organizers.

November 17, 2014

Smarter Balanced Projects Proficiency Rates on Spring Tests

In a key step, the consortium decides on cut scores that are likely to cause sharp drops in the numbers of students reading and doing math at grade level.

November 17, 2014

Transforming Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning

Although public and educators' concerns are growing about testing, performance assessment done well can strengthen instruction and enhance learning, says Linda Darling-Hammond.

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