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April 24, 2015

Test Vendor Points to AIR Slow Delivery as Key Factor in Nevada's Testing Woes

Recent problems in Nevada's administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium common-core tests were attributed to late delivery of open-source code.

April 24, 2015

Designing Assessments for Competency-Based Learning

A new report explores the thorny questions involved in gauging student learning in a competency-based learning system.

April 23, 2015

New York Exam Leaked, Opt-Outs Mount

Until now, the main strategy for opt-out activists has been simply sitting out the test. Now it includes posting portions of the exam online.

April 22, 2015

Nev. Cites 'Breach of Contract' by Vendor, Smarter Balanced Amid Testing Woes

State superintendent Dale Erquiaga said Nevada's test providers "have failed to uphold their obligations."

April 22, 2015

Nev. Claims Testing 'Breach of Contract' by Smarter Balanced, Measured Progress

The state has given notice to a vendor and the Smarter Balanced testing consortium that they are in "breach of contract" after a series of testing glitches.

April 21, 2015

Accountability, Assessment, and Atlanta: Lessons for Educators

No longer is it about how one teaches, it is about what children learn. The stakes have changed.

April 20, 2015

American Institutes for Research Apologizes for Latest Testing Woes in Fla.

Students in several counties on Monday ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays.

April 20, 2015

Florida Online Testing Disrupted Again, Vendor Apologizes

The American Institutes for Research, which was awarded a $220 million contract to oversee the assessments, accepted responsibility for the latest problems.

April 16, 2015

PARCC Working to Shorten Its Tests

PARCC officials tell Ohio lawmakers that they're working on a redesign that would combine its two testing windows into one and make the test shorter.

April 15, 2015

Smarter Balanced Tests Made Optional in Montana After Glitches

Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.

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