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2014-07-24 12:31:42

Pilot study shares lessons learned for educators and policymakers about assessment design WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative pilot study administered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has demonstrated that fourth-grade students can meaningfully participate in a computer-based writing assessment. The study, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), presents lessons learned that can inform educators' and...

2013-12-18 13:21:08

New types of assessments will be needed to measure student learning once the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are implemented, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The tests that states currently use emphasize factual knowledge and were not designed to assess the type of understanding envisioned by the standards, which emphasize depth of knowledge based on the ability to integrate core content with science and engineering practices. The report describes a new...

2012-12-12 12:46:23

Results of 2011 TIMSS and PIRLS assessments released by Boston College researchers Students from East Asian countries, in addition to a select group of European countries, outperformed students around the world in mathematics, science and reading at both the fourth and eighth grades, according to results released Dec. 11 by Lynch School of Education Professors Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin, executive directors of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. The Trends in...

New Controversial Math Standards Gain Ambitious Support
2012-11-06 11:08:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Americans head to the polls today, one of the issues that might be influencing their decisions are the different politician´s policies on education. A new study from Michigan State University researchers supports one controversial policy about to be put into place by 46 states in 2014, the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM). The two MSU researchers, William Schmidt and Richard Houang, found that states whose...

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