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February 20, 2014

Groups Give Eight Tips for Schools Preparing to Administer Online Exams

Three organizations collaborated to create a checklist to help districts prepare for the advent of administering online tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

October 01, 2013

State Chiefs Set Criteria for 'High-Quality' Assessment

The Council of Chief State School Officers urges testmakers and the two state consortia to create large-scale assessments that reflect good instructional practice.

September 10, 2013

PARCC Consortium Seeks Bids for Common-Core Testing Platform

One of the main consortia of states developing tests aligned to the common-core standards has released a major request for technology bids.

August 02, 2013

Ed Dept.: Test Consortia Can Have Fewer Than 15 States

Grant rules required that each of the two assessment consortia have 15 members to qualify for federal funding, but that clear line is now "a dotted line," an Education Department official said.

May 06, 2013

Online Testing Runs Off-Track in Several States

Technological problems derail tests in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Minnesota.

February 21, 2013

Survey: Washington 'Insiders' Pessimistic About Common Tests

A small group of Washington policy wonks says both assessment consortia are "on the wrong track" and predicts more states will drop out.

February 01, 2013

Alabama Withdraws From Both Testing Consortia

Alabama will "go in another direction" with assessment, its testing chief says.


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