Assessment & Accountability


NGLC Pumps Funding into Ed Tech Focused on Common Core

The Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative has awarded $7 million to education technology programs focused on Common Core State Standards.

High-Stakes Online Testing: Coming Soon!

For decades the No. 2 pencil and bubble sheet have ruled the student assessment process. The time has finally come to move those tests online. Here's what you can expect.

i3 Grant Program Opens with New Priorities for 2011

The Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program for schools has received a major facelift. Based on "substantial feedback from prior applicants and other stakeholders," the United States Department of Education has revamped the rules and made it easier for schools to obtain matching funds.

How To Build an Online High-Stakes Assessment System

As one of the pioneers in instituting statewide online assessments, Delaware provides an excellent case study in how to plan and implement such an ambitious initiative.

Brief: Plato Releases Beyond High School Library

Plato Learning has released the Beyond High School Library, a suite of online courses designed to prepare students for college entrance and placement exams and career certification and work skills exams.

The annual Horizon Report focuses on the key technology areas that researchers identify as likely to have a major impact on educational institutions and other learning-focused organizations within the next five years

6 Technologies That Will Change Education

Over the next five years, six technologies will have a profound impact on teaching and learning--and some are already beginning to have an impact.

Foundations Look To Advance Common Core Curriculum

Two foundations are partnering to support Common Core State Standards through the development of both open and commercial digital instructional resources.

Pearson Calls for Input in Next-Generation Assessments

Testing provider Pearson Pearson Assessment & Information is asking education stakeholders to help guide the development of online assessments.

Equella 5 Digital Repository Adds Portlets, Dashboards

Pearson has released an update to Equella, a digital repository for higher education and K-12. The latest release, version 5.0, gains new interface enhancements, as well as support for customizing dashboards and building portlets.

NetSupport Launches Classroom Management Suite for Mac OS X and Linux

Ed tech developer NetSupport has released a new classroom management tool for Mac OS X and Linux, NetSupport Assist.

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