Assessment

7/17/2013

7/17/2013

Florida’s school grades won’t drop by more than one letter regardless of their score when rankings come out this summer, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.

7/17/2013

Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced on July 1 that the state would not participate in the PARCC assessments based on the Common Core Standards. But districts have spent the last few years preparing for the technology standards as outlined by PARCC. They are looking for direction on what to do next.

7/17/2013

The U.S. Department of Education recently released the Race to the Top Technical Review to chart the progress made by the state consortia that received Race to the Top Assessment grants. The review found PARCC's assessment development to be "generally on track," the highest rating possible.

7/16/2013

7/16/2013

Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

7/16/2013

Five months after the city learned that its public school system is being investigated by the Department of Justice for failing to provide adequate resources for non-English-speaking students, it appears the school district is taking some action.

7/15/2013

7/15/2013

Across Fairfield County and the state, schools are expanding summer programs to stem the learning loss students experience when they are away from the classroom for the long vacation.

7/15/2013

The Boston School Department has refused to release overall ratings of teacher performance at individual schools, denying families access to potentially powerful information that could shed new light on the quality of instruction.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

Bradley County Schools system (Cleveland, Tenn.) is updating technology devices and its infrastructure to better serve students and prepare for PARCC online testing in time for the 2014-2015 school year.

7/10/2013

What does it take to improve a school? What kinds of programs, systems, and people need to be in place for educational outcomes to improve overall? This report shows that these and other questions continue to vex policymakers, researchers, reformers, and advocates who pore over data and case studies looking for tools to transform schools into places where all students achieve.

7/10/2013

Schools are rethinking summer school this year in response to the state’s new third-grade reading guarantee.

7/9/2013

7/9/2013

The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

This quiz, by Lisa Nielsen, author of The Innovative Educator blog, will help you take a close look at how your students and teachers are communicating, connecting, interacting, and engaging today, so you can think about where you want to go in the future.


7/3/2013

A series of nationwide executive leadership summits have been held to foster discussion about the future of online and blended learning. The events highlighted solutions being implemented to meet a range of district needs, including courses that meet the upcoming Common Core standards.

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

It isn't easy to graduate prepared for college — unless you come from one of the city’s select high schools, according to a new report released by the United Federation of Teachers.

6/28/2013

6/28/2013

U.S. elementary and middle school students have sharpened their reading and math skills since the 1970s, while 17-year-olds stagnated, federal tests show. Almost half of 9-year-olds knew basic arithmetic last year, up from 20 percent in 1978, according to a U.S. Education Department report. Yet, only 7 percent of 17-year-olds solved routine problems involving fractions, percents, algebra, exponents and square roots, the same level as 34 years earlier.

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