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2011-06-23 00:00:30

Student assessment software developed by a company founded by educators is now available in South Carolina as a way to improve student performance outcomes and results on high-stakes testing. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Student assessment software developed by a company founded by educators is now available in South Carolina as a way to improve student performance outcomes and results on high-stakes testing. With school funding under scrutiny and statewide test scores showing few...

2011-06-22 13:15:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. Their use skyrocketed after 2002's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated annual testing in all 50 states. U.S. students slipped from 18th in the world in math in 2000 to 31st place in 2009, with a similar decline in science and no change in reading. Failures in the education system have been blamed on rising poverty levels, teacher quality, tenure...

2011-06-20 13:26:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, one of the first companies to introduce standardized testing to American schools and one of today's leading educational assessment partners, celebrates 85 years of innovations in the science and art of assessment this year. As part of the anniversary celebration, CTB will hold a dedication ceremony for its new Clark Customer Center on June 17 at its Monterey, Calif., headquarters. CTB President Ellen Haley, who was joined...

2011-06-16 00:00:29

Online system provides testing results two days after test completion. Monterey, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Pacific Metrics Corporation (http://www.pacificmetrics.com), a leading provider of online assessment solutions, announces the successful completion of the 2010"“2011 End-of-Course tests for the Louisiana Department of Education. The online system, now in its fourth year of administration, provided teachers and school administrators with testing results just two days after a...

2011-06-13 09:00:00

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Questar Assessment, Inc. (www.QuestarAI.com), a leading educational assessment provider for states, school districts, and higher education institutions, was included in a recent list of 49 nationally prominent entrepreneurial education organizations. Education Next, an independent education reform publication, recently published a study, "Creating a Corps of Change Agents," listing a group of 49 leading entrepreneurial organizations in the...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

Avant Assessment leaders' experience on national language standards and assessment committees will support U.S. interests at the international level. Eugene, Oregon (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Avant Assessment CEO Mike Patterson has been appointed to lead U.S. delegates to the International Standards Organization TC232/WG2 (learning services for non-formal education and training technical committee workgroup focused on language learning services) meetings in Beijing, China this week. Workgroup...

2011-06-06 13:00:00

DOVER, N.H., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measured Progress has entered into a partnership to provide the assessment research community free access to software tools that can be used to evaluate test item fairness and reliability. The Dover, New Hampshire-based company is working with Professor William Stout from the University of Illinois to post the source code for software developed by Dr. Stout. The software performs two categories of analysis to provide validity evidence for...

2011-06-04 00:00:29

Ten years later, talent measurement thought leader Dr. Charles Handler set to release new version of breakthrough Online Buyer's Guide New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 Rocket-Hire, LLC, a pre-employment online assessment and talent measurement consulting firm today announced the celebration of 10 years in business. The company provides market research, strategic consulting and brand alignment services to vendors; selection system audits, vendor selection advice, and third-party...

2011-05-18 13:07:00

CLEVELAND, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The eGenio® Integrated Learning Environment(TM) offers teachers access to the digital tools they need to build lessons and assessments that cultivate critical thinking skills, including 65,000 standards-aligned questions available through the ETS ® Formative Assessment Item Bank. Educators can use these resources to create classroom lessons and a variety of custom assessments at the classroom and district levels,...

2011-05-11 08:00:00

MONTEREY, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of a white paper describing methods for improving student achievement through the integration of assessment with the Response to Intervention (RTI) education model. RTI is a system of academic intervention that provides targeted instruction and resources to students who have difficulty learning. The white paper, titled "Response to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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