On the first national assessment of students’ technology and engineering abilities, eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than eighth grade boys. And white students scored significantly better in tech and engineering than black and Hispanic students.
Parents, students and teachers have radically different views on the value of time spent on tests. According to a new poll conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), while 83 percent of teachers surveyed said they think students spend too much time on tests, 75 percent of students and 52 percent of parents said they think students spend the right amount of time or not enough time on them.
Seniors nationwide are slipping in math, but their scores in reading haven't changed significantly over the last three years, according to statistics released today in "The Nation's Report Card."
Encouraging school leaders to think deeply about equity, agency and leadership when actualizing or revisioning technology integration plans.
- By Jeff Mao
A revamped version of Turnitin’s flagship product focuses on feedback over plagiarism.
Washington's Tacoma Public Schools has selected a new math and reading assessment system for students in grades K-10.
ACT, Inc., maker of the ACT test, and Kaplan Test Prep are partnering to create the only online ACT preparation program with live instruction from teachers. It will be free for qualified students.
A study from the PARCC found that essays graded by computers matched those of humans based on various performance metrics.
Amidst standardized testing season, a petition calling for better, fairer and fewer tests in schools is quickly gaining support.
Alaska is dumping this year's online assessments for its students after continued technical problems plagued the exam process. The maelstrom began when a major fiber cable was damaged by a backhoe on a university campus in Kansas where Alaska's testing provider is located.
- By Dian Schaffhauser, Richard Chang