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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Common Core Technological Standards: They Are the Tail, Not the Dog

Up to now, test makers have been the dog--and education has been the tail. But the test makers are increasingly out of touch with students who use mobile devices for everything including learning. The dog is, finally & rightfully so, becoming the tail.

Smarter Balanced Brings in Wireless Generation for Reporting Work

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, which is one of two organizations working on developing new online assessments to go along with the Common Core State Standards, has brought in Wireless Generation to help build reporting functionality.

American Institutes for Research Promotes Google Chromebooks for Online Testing

The American Institutes for Research is working with Google to make sure the latter's Chromebook devices are ready for use by school districts in delivering high-stakes online tests.

Smarter Balanced Releases Technology Planning Framework for Common Core Assessments

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has released its technology planning framework, which details hardware and bandwidth requirements for school districts that plan to implement the consortium's assessment system in the 2014-2015 school year.

Wireless Generation To Spearhead Open Source System for Common Core Assessment Results

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has selected a developer for its online, open source solution for reporting results from student assessments.

Track My Progress To Launch Nationwide Field Testing

Track My Progress, an online assessment platform by True Progress that tests and analyzes knowledge of reading, language, and math in students in grades K-3, will kick off nationwide field-testing in December.

A Systemic Approach to Digital Learning Initiatives

Digital learning expert Sara Hall discusses what districts can do to implement successful digital learning strategies as they prepare for new curriculum and assessment standards, including Common Core.

Preparing for Common Core

As states prepare to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and administer computer-based assessments in the 2014-2015 school year, many school districts have yet to begin preparations for implementing digital learning strategies required by these initiatives.

McGraw-Hill Selling Education Business to Investment Group

McGraw-Hill is selling its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management (Apollo) for $2.5 billion.

4 State Ed Departments Complete Online Mathematics Assessment Project

Pacific Metrics, in collaboration with state education agencies in North Carolina, Kentucky, New Mexico, and South Carolina, has completed the Online Mathematics Assessment Project.

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