Category Testing

Non-Traditional Mathematics Curriculum Results in Higher Standardized Test Scores

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130916122137.htm Non-Traditional Mathematics Curriculum Results in Higher Standardized Test Scores Sep. 16, 2013 — For many years, studies have shown that American students score significantly lower than students worldwide in mathematics achievement, ranking 25th among 34 countries. Now, researchers from theUniversity of Missouri have found high school students in the United States achieve higher scores […]

Testing, Testing

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/education/edlife/more-students-are-taking-both-the-act-and-sat.html August 2, 2013 Testing, Testing By TAMAR LEWIN AS if applying to college isn’t taxing enough, the process seems to have been ratcheted up another notch. Ambitious high school students are no longer content with just one college admissions test. Not a single college requires it, but many applicants to the nation’s most selective […]

China Enters “Testing-free” Zone: The New Ten Commandments of Education Reform

http://zhaolearning.com/2013/08/22/china-enters-%E2%80%9Ctesting-free%E2%80%9D-zone-the-new-ten-commandments-of-education-reform/ China Enters “Testing-free” Zone: The New Ten Commandments of Education Reform 22 AUGUST 2013 No standardized tests, no written homework, no tracking. These are some of the new actions China is taking to lessen student academic burden. The Chinese Ministry of Education released Ten Regulations to Lessen Academic Burden for Primary School Students this […]

The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/assessment/the-real-problem-with-multiple-choice-questions/ The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions 08/21/2013, Terry Heick The multiple-choice problem is becoming a bit of an issue. While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can be noticeably improved simply by learning a few tricks, the multiple choice question […]

Integrating Assessment and Instruction Using Technology and Performance Assessment

http://researchnetwork.pearson.com/online-learning/integrating-assessment-and-instruction-using-technology-and-performance-assessment Integrating Assessment and Instruction Using Technology and Performance Assessment By Steve Ferrara on July 26, 2013 In the School of Thought videos, you never see Victoria, Rey, or Simone responding to multiple-choice items—and their teachers are receiving feedback about student learning and performance the whole time. In this video, the secret to learning while […]

Better to Be Lucky Than Good: The Persistent Gender Gap in Standardized Testing

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/reimagining/2013/07/The_SATs_Gender_Gap.html Better to Be Lucky Than Good: The Persistent Gender Gap in Standardized Testing By Tom Segal on July 19, 2013 12:57 PM Guest post written by Scott Schonberger, thinker of thoughts, taker of notes, chopper of wood. Scott’s work includes previous musings on this here blog. Near the end of junior year or at […]

Arne Duncan: How Technology Will Revolutionize Testing and Learning

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=arne-duncan-how-technology-will-revolutionize-testing-learning Arne Duncan: How Technology Will Revolutionize Testing and Learning Greater broadband access will bring the latest digital tools to more teachers and students By Arne Duncan | Thursday, August 1, 2013 Recently I had the opportunity to visit the future. It was located in Kristie Ford’s classroom in Detroit. On the day I was […]