Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


iNACOL to Host Webinar on Assessment to Support Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar August 10 exploring how the Assessment for Learning Project is reevaluating the ways assessments can support deeper learning.

Tennessee ED Selects Partner for State Assessment Program

The Tennessee Department of Education has selected a partner to develop, administer, score and provide reports for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.

Nevada Completes Common Core Computer Testing after Meltdown Last Year

Nevada education officials say students were able to complete online Common Core assessments this year, after catastrophic failures debilitated its computerized system last year.

Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

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, Teachers, Students Split on Overtesting

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.

Math Scores Decline for Seniors, Reading Stays the Same

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."

Is Your District Future Ready?

Encouraging school leaders to think deeply about equity, agency and leadership when actualizing or revisioning technology integration plans.

Turnitin Launches Feedback Studio

A revamped version of Turnitin’s flagship product focuses on feedback over plagiarism.

Washington District Adopts Adaptive Assessment Platform

Washington's Tacoma Public Schools has selected a new math and reading assessment system for students in grades K-10.

ACT and Kaplan collaborate to Make Test Prep Live, Free

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.

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