From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.
Schools have about 15 months to prepare for the online assessments that reflect the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards. Some districts already know what the transition will be like. Here’s what they’ve learned about preparing.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.
- By Stephen Noonoo
In states that have adopted Common Core State Standards, most state education agencies foresee proceeding with implementation in the 2013-2014 school year as planned, despite growing pressures from within schools and from outside the education system.
State School Superintendent John Barge and Governor Nathan Deal have announced that Georgia is withdrawing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium and plans to develop its own standardized tests.
Lexia Learning has released Lexia Reading Core5, a technology-based reading program designed to help students of all abilities in prekindergarten through grade 5 meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in reading.
Senate President Don Gaetz and Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford have issued a joint letter to Tony Bennett, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, recommending withdrawal from the assessment program proposed by the national academic consortium Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has released information about the non-summative components of its assessment system. These tools and resources are intended to help students master the skills and knowledge required by the Common Core State Standards.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has provided new details regarding its field testing plans.
- By Dian Schaffhauser