Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment

Kno Advance Lets Publishers Convert Flat PDF Files into Interactive Textbooks

Education software company Kno has debuted Advance, a new platform that can convert PDFs and other flat document files into interactive electronic textbooks at no cost.

Compass Learning, GlobalScholar Form Partnership for Personalized Learning

Compass Learning and GlobalScholar are partnering to integrate their digital curriculum and assessments and adaptive testing software.

Mursky named Director of Professional Learning for Smarter Balanced

Beginning Feb. 4, Chrystyna V. Mursky will fill the role of director of professional learning for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Edmentum Integrates Measure of Academic Progress, Study Island

Edmentum is now integrating assessment tools from nonprofit organization Northwest Evaluation Association with its online Study Island mastery and test preparation program.

New Insight 360 Provides Immediate Access to Assessments

eInstruction has released a new version of Insight 360, integrating the platform with a range of mobile technologies intended to give classroom teachers more immediate access to formative and summative assessments.

What Race to the Top's School Leadership Evaluations Really Look Like

If you thought teacher evaluations were a challenge, welcome to the new federal requirements for evaluating principals and superintendents.

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.