Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Adopts Assessment Management System

Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC), which works with public schools in Vermont to provide distance learning, has adopted Instructure's MasteryConnect to aid with student assessment.

Report: COVID Learning Loss Beginning to Shrink

A new report using data from 3.8 million students reveals that, in large part, students are performing near pre-pandemic expectation levels in reading, in particular in elementary grades, while they lag a bit more in math. But students in middle school are performing poorly as measured against pre-pandemic expectations, as are students who are members of underrepresented and at-risk populations.

Forget about Standardized Testing This Fall, Parents Say

Parents overwhelmingly opposed going ahead with standardized testing this spring, according to a survey done by a parent advocates group.

How State Accountability Systems May Overlook Low Performers

Even as education leaders are encouraged to look at the data to understand which pockets of students need special kinds of support for their learning, a new article and infographic from a research organization have suggested that some "subgroups" of students are too small to register on the radar, which means they get passed over.

DreamBox Adds Predictive Analytics for Monitoring Student Readiness in Math

Education technology company DreamBox Learning has released new software that lets educators predict how well their students would do with high-stakes math testing — even though the testing isn't happening.

The State of AP Credit During COVID-19 Adjustments

There's no guarantee that colleges or universities will grant credit for successful Advanced Placement testing in any of the 38 AP courses currently available.

New Program Uses Video Capture for Assessment

CrossBraining has launched an enhanced version of its program for experiential learning and assessment.

Feds Say States Can Skip High-Stakes Testing This Year

The U.S. Department of Education has issued notification that states can choose to "bypass" standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Secretary Betsy DeVos said in the announcement that the department would grant a waiver to any state unable to assess its students "due to the ongoing national emergency."

Partnership Aims to Create Tracking Tool for School Improvement Work

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic is working with the Maryland State Department of Education to develop a tool that tracks services and engagement received by schools that need the most improvement.

12 Education Predictions for 2020

The learning and innovation in education never stops. Here's what 12 education technology experts and observers expect for the new year in K-12.

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