In Tennessee, 12 school districts and 9,000-plus students throughout the Volunteer State piloted Nextera, an online assessment platform from the state’s testing vendor Questar, in an effort to ensure schools can administer state tests online next year.
The clinical services provider has introduced a new service that pairs its live, online therapy environment with Woodcock-Johnson IV tests to help identify strengths and weaknesses for students with cognitive or academic challenges.
Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.
The Learning Counsel has released its 2016 Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey and Assessment Tool. The free assessment, available at thelearningcounsel.com, is designed to help educators understand where their school or district stands in terms of digital transition.
The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Department of Education have partnered with Learning.com to offer free access to digital literacy tools to South Carolina schools and districts.
The Kids Discover Online library now includes a feature that allows teachers to create customizable quizzes and assignments.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is fining New Jersey-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) $20.7 million for late and inconsistent delivery of results from its State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests, administered during the 2015-16 school year.
FBI agents searched the home of a former employee of the College Board, the nonprofit company that administers the SAT, as part of an investigation into the breach and release of hundreds of questions from future SAT college entrance exams.
Fewer than half of California public school students are prepared for the academic challenges of college, according to results released Wednesday from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.
While this country puts a lot of attention on students not achieving at the proficiency level, plenty of focus might be better directed on students who are performing ahead of age-based, grade-level standards.
- By Dian Schaffhauser