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Texas Bill Would Add CTE Progress as Indicator on School Grades

Texas, a state that emphasizes workforce pathways for its students in K-12, is considering legislation that would require the Texas Education Agency to track career readiness as an indicator on the state's school accountability system.

8th Grade Girls Beat Boys in Engineering and Tech Tests

American girls' scores were higher than boys' scores in the latest national technology and engineering literacy exam, an assessment that asks eighth graders to solve real-world technology and engineering problems.

Pearson VUE Tightens ID Verification in Online Testing

Computer-based testing center company Pearson VUE will be embedding new identity verification into its remote testing service.

Report: Zero Change in Student Achievement Gap over 50-Year Period

A new report finds a persistent achievement gap is present among students despite advancements in educational funding.

Relieving Test Jitters Leads to Better Science Course Outcomes

A Stanford experiment found that low-income high schoolers who rechannel their "negative emotions" during STEM testing can do better on the tests — and the course.

Ability to Compare Learning Outcomes Becomes a Global Goal

Even as the Common Core is faltering in the United States as a way to compare student success across state borders, UNESCO is making a plea for standardized ways to measure learning outcomes around the world.

ALEKS to Add AI-Based Nudge Alerts

Later this year McGraw-Hill Education will be introducing a new artificial intelligence feature to Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a McGraw-Hill learning product that uses adaptive questioning.

Testing Platform for Trades Updated

A nonprofit that produces a testing system for students learning construction trades has made updates to the platform. The system, developed by the National Center for Construction Education & Research, allows teachers and administrators to issue, grade and score tests.

How Ed Tech is Assessing New Skills, Changing the Assessment Landscape

The complexities that humans come face to face with on a daily basis are ever increasing. Because of this, the core skills that are demanded of students are shifting rapidly as we are trying to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

PARCC Agent Rolling Out Pool of Items for Custom State Assessments

A Texas-based nonprofit is on the cusp of rolling out its new service to make a pool or catalog of test items available to states for their high-stakes assessment efforts. Last year, New Meridian was chosen by PARCC to manage its testing business.

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