Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Acuity Tool Tackles Online Assessment of Performance Tasks

Education publishing and technology company CTB/McGraw-Hill has released a new application that allows teachers to create project based assessment tasks.

Formative Assessment Is Foundational to Blended Learning

Formative assessment began long before blended learning. But formative assessment is particularly in the spotlight now because it features so prominently in emerging blended learning programs. In fact, it's hard to imagine effective blended learning without strong formative assessment at its foundation.