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Report: Charter Schools Saw Higher Ratio of Proficiency on State Tests

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has found in a new report that, in school districts where at least 30 percent of students were enrolled in charter schools, nearly all had a higher percentage of students who scored proficient on state tests than their counterparts in traditional public schools.

College Board Says SATs Didn't Include Questions Exposed in Breach

The nonprofit College Board, which administers the SAT, said no version of the standardized test given this past weekend contained any of the 400 unpublished questions that were exposed in a massive security breach that occurred earlier this year.

12 Tennessee School Districts Pilot Online Assessment Platform

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.

PresenceLearning Introduces Live, Online Psychoeducational Assessments

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 Releases New iPad App

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.

Learning Counsel Releases Digital Survey and Assessment Tool

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.

South Carolina School Districts Access Digital Literacy Tools

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.

Texas Ed Agency Fines ETS $20.7 Million for Late Test Results

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.

Science, Social Studies Library Introduces Assessment Tool

The Kids Discover Online library now includes a feature that allows teachers to create customizable quizzes and assignments.

FBI Raids Home of Ex-College Board Official After SAT Leak

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.

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