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The End of Paper-and-Pencil Exams?

In a recent pilot program, kids as young as nine were asked to respond to online prompts and type out essays on a computer.   Are fourth graders computer-savvy enough to have their writing skills measured in an online assessment? … Continue reading

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How Tests Make us Smarter

TESTS have a bad reputation in education circles these days: They take time, the critics say, put students under pressure and, in the case of standardized testing, crowd out other educational priorities. But the truth is that, used properly, testing … Continue reading

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Free Webinars on the Common Core and Smarter Balanced Testing

What is Smarter Balanced? What Will Assessment Look Like? OCT 10 | 03:30pm-04:45pm (PT) Deborah Sigman, California Department of Education, will share key information on assessment for both ELA (including sample ELA items) and literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and … Continue reading

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New Tech Readiness Tool Resource Addresses Local Considerations for Schools and Districts

A new document, Key Local Considerations, is available to specifically address some of the considerations and/or local decisions that district and school staff may need to include in their transition planning or in their determinations of local readiness for the … Continue reading

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