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Report: Zero Change in Student Achievement Gap over 50-Year Period

A new report finds a persistent achievement gap is present among students despite advancements in educational funding.

Relieving Test Jitters Leads to Better Science Course Outcomes

A Stanford experiment found that low-income high schoolers who rechannel their "negative emotions" during STEM testing can do better on the tests — and the course.

Ability to Compare Learning Outcomes Becomes a Global Goal

Even as the Common Core is faltering in the United States as a way to compare student success across state borders, UNESCO is making a plea for standardized ways to measure learning outcomes around the world.

ALEKS to Add AI-Based Nudge Alerts

Later this year McGraw-Hill Education will be introducing a new artificial intelligence feature to Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a McGraw-Hill learning product that uses adaptive questioning.

Testing Platform for Trades Updated

A nonprofit that produces a testing system for students learning construction trades has made updates to the platform. The system, developed by the National Center for Construction Education & Research, allows teachers and administrators to issue, grade and score tests.

How Ed Tech is Assessing New Skills, Changing the Assessment Landscape

The complexities that humans come face to face with on a daily basis are ever increasing. Because of this, the core skills that are demanded of students are shifting rapidly as we are trying to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

PARCC Agent Rolling Out Pool of Items for Custom State Assessments

A Texas-based nonprofit is on the cusp of rolling out its new service to make a pool or catalog of test items available to states for their high-stakes assessment efforts. Last year, New Meridian was chosen by PARCC to manage its testing business.

Amplify Turns to Illuminate for Tech to Track NGSS Progress

Expected shortly, Amplify's new NGSS Benchmark Assessments will enable educators using both Amplify Science and DnA to view not just Amplify test results but also related assessments and data for a broader view of the academic outlook.

Teaching 21st Century Skills Requires New Assessments

A new report from the Brookings Institution finds technology will play an integral part of assessing the ability of students to grasp 21st century skills.

Tennessee Aims to Improve Testing Experience with Changes to Assessment Program

Following a statewide listening tour, the Tennessee Department of Education is updating its TNReady student assessment program for the current school year and the 2019-2020 school year.

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