Articles: Assessment

9/18/2013

Most students who took the ACT risk falling behind in college and lack the skills necessary to join the modern workforce, according to a report from the company that offers the test.

8/30/2013

Almost two out of three Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards, and those who have understand little about them, a new poll finds.

8/20/2013
Superintendent Jim McIntyre interacts with Knox County elementary school students.

Knox County Schools is a flourishing district in Tennessee, with most of its 15 high schools having graduation rates above 90 percent.

8/15/2013

Since No Child Left Behind was passed in 2001, trying to close the achievement gap has been on every educator’s mind.

8/13/2013

States and school districts could win some authority back from the federal government under a controversial update to the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act (ESEA) passed in July by the U.S. House of Representatives.

7/26/2013

Some of the school districts adopting online Common Core assessments to measure academic achievement in 2014-2015 plan to develop their own tests.

5/17/2013

Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—includin

5/15/2013

In the aftermath of the nation’s largest standardized test cheating scandal, 35 Atlanta Public Schools ed

4/9/2013

With larger class sizes and increasing student diversity, elementary school teachers are increasingly t

3/22/2013

A new study found that female elementary students perform as well as their male counterparts in a series of

2/15/2013

At the moment, I’m wondering about the futures of my teen-aged children. It’s not that they’re not smart enough or hard-working enough, or don’t have the personalities to be successful in a career. It’s more about if those careers will still be around in the long-term, an

2/12/2013

A recent Pew Research Center study found that when performing online research, students rely heavily on sources with questionable academic quality, such as Wikipedia, and value immediacy over quality.

2/12/2013

Throughout my career as a secondary school teacher and teacher-educator, I asked students Odvard Egil Dyrli

1/11/2013

Whatever approach is used, writing that upholds the standards of Common Core is demanding, acknowledges Gretchen Schultz, principal assessment editor for ELA at CTB/McGraw-Hill and a content specialist in developing ELA assessments.

1/11/2013

Back in 2010, then-elementary school Principal Catherine White focused on writing in the Attleboro (Mass.) Public Schools. And with that, the school’s fourth graders beat the state average for long composition on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.

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