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CAASPP Upgrades to Desmos Calculator for Online Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), that state’s student assessment system, on Monday announced it would begin using the Desmos calculator for online testing.

Panopto Releases Newest Version of Video Platform, Includes New Quizzing Tool

Panopto is today releasing the latest edition of its enterprise video platform. The release, Panopto 5.3, continues the platform’s focus on interactive video with the introduction of a new quizzing tool.

Edgenuity Unveils UpSmart to Help Middle School Students Achieve on Assessments

Edgenuity has today launched UpSmart, a supplemental solution designed to help students in grades 6-8 demonstrate mastery of state standards in English language arts and math.

PARCC Releases Actual Test Items

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has yet again released test items from its 2015-2016 assessments. The content includes actual questions from last year's exams and covers grades 3—8.

College Board to Allow Assistive Technologies for SAT, AP and Other Tests

Beginning Jan. 1, most students who use testing accommodations at their schools through an individualized education program or a 504 plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement and other exams.

Feds Finalize Assessment Parts of ESSA

Six weeks before it hands over the reins to a new leadership, the Obama administration has issued the final word on assessments in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

PISA Results: Math Down, Science and Reading Flat for U.S. Students

American 15-year-olds declined in performance on the "mathematics literacy" portion of the 2015 international PISA assessments, compared to 2012 and 2009. Reading and science scores remained flat in the latest assessment. An analysis of the results was released today by the United States Department of Education.

Report: Education Ranks Second-Last in Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Education received an overall score of 64 percent on the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, an annual report that measures the attitudes and perceptions of IT security professionals across seven industries, rather than measuring the actual effectiveness of their security systems

Study: U.S. Fourth and Eighth Graders Score Higher in Math and Science

American fourth and eighth graders are scoring better in math than they did in 1995, according to a new study released Tuesday. The results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), also show some improvements over time in science among fourth and eighth graders.

Eight States Have Fewer Than 10 Girls Take AP Computer Science Exam

More girls are taking the annual AP computer science exam, but boys still outnumber girls when it comes to taking the test. In fact, fewer than 10 girls took the May 2016 exam in eight states, and not a single female took the test in Mississippi and Montana.

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