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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 10/16/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: Earlier this week, Arkansas announced it was joining Ohio in determining its own definition of “proficient” on PARCC exams. Later, the Arkansas Education Commissioner reversed course and said the state […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 10/9/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From the New York Times: States are using different labels to describe the exact same scores on Common Core tests – exactly what the Common Core was partly intended to redress. Test scores […]

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  • While formative assessment can provide the day-to-day, minute-by-minute data teachers need to make in-the-moment adjustments to teaching, there is still a need for interim assessments. These assessments are taken at intervals throughout the year – every five to nine weeks or so – to evaluate student knowledge and skills relative to a specific set of […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 10/2/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From NY Times: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to step down from post in December. Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, to step down in December From Hechinger Report: A survey from Whiteboard Advisors […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/25/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: Why we should take public polling about the Common Core with a grain of salt. What the data actually says about shifting views on the Common Core From Alliance for […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/18/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: PARCC and the state of Ohio have different descriptions of the state’s preliminary test scores. One set of PARCC results, two different descriptions in Ohio From EdWeek: Illinois also released […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/11/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Hechinger Report: Interesting poll in California demonstrates there is room for improvement in communicating to the public about Common Core. Think you know a lot about Common Core? A new poll […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/4/15 A weekly list of news, blogs and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: Consortium orders independent review of test-delivery platform Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research’s Test Platform From EdWeek: States transitioning to new tests “pause” accountability Nearly Half of States […]

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  • In the recently released PDK/Gallup poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools, results included a review of American attitudes toward assessment. The poll found that 64% of Americans said that there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in the public schools. The poll also found that Americans are “ambivalent” about comparing test […]

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  • In our efforts here at AssessmentLiteracy.org to educate people on the need for a balanced assessment approach, one form of assessment often gets overlooked, miss categorized, and/or defined incorrectly. And yet it can be one of the most powerful forms of assessment available to educators, and that’s formative assessment. Assessment in general gets a lot […]

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