Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Age-Based, Grade-Level System Ignores Huge Numbers of Over-Achieving Students

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.

Company Fails to Return Test Scores for 200,000 Nevada Students

For the second year in a row, Nevada is experiencing serious problems with the online standardized tests given to thousands of public school students. The state is again threatening legal action against the company it paid millions of dollars to administer the tests and return the scores, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

White House Launches $9 Million Grant Contest to Reduce Assessment Burden

The Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program is the next step in the president’s action plan to improve the quality of academic assessments.

MasteryConnect Launches Mobile Assessment App

MasteryConnect has launched a new mobile app that will allow teachers to take advantage of its digital assessment platform as they move around the classroom.

KnowledgeWorks, Center for Assessment Launch Site to Prep Ed Leaders for Accountability Pilots

KnowledgeWorks and the National Center for the Improvement of Assessment are launching a new website, innovativeassessments.org, to help education representatives understand the requirements of the applications for the Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority.

Instructure, MasteryConnect Partner on Formative Assessments

Instructure and MasteryConnect have partnered in an effort to streamline the use of formative assessments in classrooms that use the Canvas learning management system.

Maine District Selects Combined SIS LMS Assessment Platform

Maine Regional School Unit #74 plans to implement a combined student information system, learning management system and assessment platform.

New Mexico ED Selects Formative Assessment Provider for Grades K-3

The New Mexico Public Education Department has selected a partner to provide formative assessments in reading for students in grades K-3.

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.

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.

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