Assessment

More colleges are doing away with test requirements for good

At least 1,835 U.S. colleges have implemented test-free or test-optional admissions in the hopes of developing a more diverse pool of applicants, although student access to high school AP or IB courses will remain a factor in their acceptance.

#Stressed: Ranking all 50 states on frustrations about education

Montana is the most stressed-out state when it comes to education concerns while South Carolina ranks last, according to a recent report from a virtual healthcare company.

Class of 2022: ACT scores drop to lowest level in more than 30 years

Data released by ACT reveal a decline in test scores for the fifth consecutive year, pointing to a lingering pandemic-related issue.

Techquity: Why access is only one part of achieving edtech success

Acclaimed education leader Ken Shelton says at FETC Conference schools must empower and listen to all students.

K-12 instructional coaches gather at FETC to bring Future Ready vision to schools

Speaker Brianna Hodges says technology is here to stay and creating magic for students must be a priority.

To help students close COVID gaps, prioritize specific standards

A director of curriculum explains how his district is teaching students last year's and this year's skills at the same time.

Brand new list ranks 80 percent of the best elementary and middle schools

Elementary and middle school are not ranked nationally in new U.S News directory that is based on students' scores on state math and reading/language arts assessments.

Nation’s Report Card shows big slide in scores as achievement gaps grow

Math and reading scores for 13-year-olds fell, and fell sharply, for the first time in the history of the long-term Nation's Report Card, based on tests conducted prior to the COVID outbreak.

Delta variant forcing districts to find new ways to assess learning

We need to shift our mindset and embrace an actionable approach to formative assessment that's a seamless part of the regular instructional cycle.

Florida scraps major year-end test to sharpen focus on student growth

End-of-year FSA test will be replaced with the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking program, which will consist of shorter tests throughout the school year to track student growth.

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