Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Pearson VUE Acquires Testing Software Developer Exam Design

Pearson VUE, the assessment services wing of Pearson, has acquired examination software development company Exam Design.

PARCC Releases Guidance for Common Core Assessments

PARCC--one of the two organizations tasked with developing assessments for Common Core State Standards--has released a new set of resources designed to help teachers and administrators prepare for the impending 2014 assessments.

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.

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.

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