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June 23, 2010

Words of Caution on Race to Top Assessment

Even as states submit their applications to develop new tests under Race to the Top, leading policymakers advise the field to proceed with care.

June 21, 2010

A Sneak Peek at Race to Top Assessment Plans

The two main state consortia submitting applications for Race to the Top money provide a glimpse of the testing systems they plan to propose.

June 17, 2010

Research Institute Unveils $100 Million Reading Initiative

The federal Institute of Education Sciences has announced awards totaling $100 million for a new initiative to promote reading comprehension.

June 17, 2010

U.S. House Marks 20th Anniversary of Einstein 'Fellows'

The U.S. House this week marked the 20th anniversary of a fellowship program that brings math and science teachers to Washington for a year.

June 14, 2010

NASA Kicks Off 'Summer of Innovation' for Middle Schoolers

NASA has just launched a new initiative to engage students in STEM activities during the summer months.

May 28, 2010

U.S. House (Finally) Passes STEM Education Bill

The U.S. House today approved legislation to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act, following partisan wrangling in recent weeks that had delayed final action.

May 27, 2010

Former Justice Says 'No Child' Law Undermines Civics Ed.

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor suggests that the No Child Left Behind Act holds some blame for the weak knowledge of civics among young people.

May 21, 2010

Not Exactly Smooth Sailing for America COMPETES Bill

Efforts to pass STEM legislation in the House are proving tougher than expected, amid partisan wrangling.

May 21, 2010

Can We Get Comparability Without One National Test?

In a new paper, the College Board, the ETS, and Pearson Learning explore ways to get test-score comparability across multiple assessments.

May 18, 2010

Additional Players in Race to Top Assessment Contest?

The ETS, College Board and Pearson Learning form a new collaborative on assessment to support the Race to the Top initiative.

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