An e-portfolio pioneer discusses the value that e-portfolios provide in the K-12 learning environment, what's holding them back in the age of standardized assessments, and which tools teachers can use to improve the effectiveness of e-portfolios in their classrooms.
- By Bridget McCrea
Educators at both the high school and postsecondary levels are writing the same types of comments on student papers, according to a new study, which also suggested that feedback intended to help students improve their writing skills may not be having the desired effect
As more schools invest in student iPad programs, one question still unanswered is whether or not those devices can be used for the high-stakes online tests coming in 2014.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium released a sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests that are due to debut in the 2014-2015 school year.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Teachers often have a hard time embedding assessment in their instruction, but some technologies are making it a little easier.
- By John K. Waters
ASCD has added three courses to its PD Online lineup. The nonprofit organization is now offering courses on Common Core State Standards and differentiated instruction.
Three members of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium executive committee have been reelected to their posts, including EC Co-Chair Joseph Martineau, executive director at the Michigan Department of Education's Bureau of Assessment and Accountability.
Denver, CO's Sheridan Elementary School has adopted a new assessment tool as part of an effort to boost proficiency scores in core areas such as math, reading, and writing.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium held its second Collaboration Conference about the design and implementation of an assessment system that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in math and English literacy.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium will host a conference this week about the design and implementation of its assessment system for the Common Core State Standards.