Online Testing

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Assessment The 'Nation's Report Card' Is Getting an Overhaul: 5 Things to Know
The leaders of NAEP have big plans for making the test more nimble, flexible, and useful.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 22, 2022
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Assessment Opinion What the Digital SAT Will Mean for Students and Educators
The college-admissions test will be fully digital by 2024. Priscilla Rodriguez from the College Board discusses the change.
Rick Hess, February 23, 2022
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Accountability Explainer Will There Be Standardized Tests This Year? 8 Questions Answered
Educators want to know: Will the exams happen? If so, what will they look like, and how will the results be used?
Andrew Ujifusa & Sarah Schwartz, February 9, 2021
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Assessment Opinion Testing Students This Spring Would Be a Mistake
High-stakes tests would tell us very little we can't know in other ways, writes a longtime assessment researcher.
Lorrie A. Shepard, December 16, 2020
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Mathematics The Problem With Giving Math Tests Online and How Teachers Are Solving It
With students working remotely, there’s no point in administering assessments that ask them to give a single answer; it’s too easy to cheat.
Madeline Will, December 2, 2020
8 min read
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Professional Development 5 Tips for Remote Learning PD Success
Training teachers, principals, and district administrators on how to improve remote instruction will take a big commitment to mastering the learning management system and honing video teaching skills.
David Rauf, July 22, 2020
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Assessment Opinion Advice for Principals: Remote Teaching, Competitive Colleagues, and Lots of Uncertainty
In a new advice column for school leaders, former principal Sharif El-Mekki answers your questions about leading during the pandemic.
Sharif El-Mekki, July 22, 2020
6 min read
Assessment Standardized Testing and COVID-19: 4 Questions Answered
The pandemic disrupted standardized at state and national levels this spring. Here’s what education leaders need to know about continued disruptions and infection risks posed by testing.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 9, 2020
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Assessment Opinion I Am an AP Teacher. The College Board Failed the COVID-19 Test This Year
The College Board paid lip service to confronting the digital divide, but some students still didn't get a fair shake, writes Mariusz Gałczyński.
Mariusz Galczynski, May 29, 2020
5 min read
Assessment Inside a Procurement Dispute in North Carolina
North Carolina officials' switch in reading-test vendors just weeks before the new school year got underway is spotlighting the often murky process of contracts and procurements for K-12 services.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 20, 2019
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Assessment Scores Were Lower When Mass. Students Took PARCC Exams on Computers, Study Finds
Unfamiliarity with technology contributed to lower scores for online test-takers in 2015, but the effects diminished over time, researchers found.
Benjamin Herold, January 31, 2019
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Assessment Navigation of Computer-Based Tests Matters for Young Students, Study Finds
Elementary and middle school students scored worse when they couldn't revisit questions they had skipped or previously answered, a new study found.
Benjamin Herold, April 30, 2017
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Assessment Ed Groups Push Schools to Embrace Online Assessments
National groups representing school board members, superintendents, and ed-tech officials want to help schools transition to online assessments.
Leo Doran, January 18, 2017
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