Assessment & Accountability


Feds Get Flexible with NCLB

The White House has provided a framework for how states could be relieved of some of the onerous federal restrictions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the 2001 revamp of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

School Video Contest To Award Classroom Makeovers

eInstruction s acceptiong entries for its Classroom Makeover Video Contest until noon Eastern time Oct. 25.

StudyBoost Brings Assessments to Text Messaging

StudyBoost has released a mobile platform that helps student learn using text- or instant messaging-based quizzes.

University Develops Tool To Help with K-12 Writing Assessments

The University of Kansas has created an online system that helps students learn the writing process and lets teachers evaluate, score, and offer feedback.

Trivantis Updates Lectora E-Learning Software

Trivantis has unveiled a new version of its Lectora e-learning software, an authoring tool used for the creation of interactive online courses, Web sites, and presentations.

Mississippi School District Receives $115k Writing Assessment Grant

Vantage Learning presented a $115,200 grant late last month to a Mississippi school district to help improve students' writing skills.

7 Members Named to National Assessment Governing Board

Seven members have been named to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), the organization that oversees and sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

QR Codes in the Classroom

Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes.

Glogster EDU Expands Multimedia Platform for Teachers

Glogster is adding new editions of its educational platform, Glogster EDU, starting in mid-September. Glogster EDU is an online service that lets students create "Glogs"--online multimedia posters that use text, photos, music, and video. They can be used for book reports, class projects, homework, and presentations on any subject.

Survey Shows Decline in U.S. Educational Technology Progress

SIIA's 2011 Vision K-20 finds schools should do a better job of meeting students' personalized needs and provide higher-caliber assessment tools.

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