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Texas State Technical College West Texas Uses Outcomes Based Assessment ... - Marketwire (press release)

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Common Core & Digital Learning; New Assessment Systems

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WEBINAR: Next-Generation English Language Proficiency Assessments (June 19, 2013): During this webinar experts in assessing and educating English language learners discussed next-generation English language proficiency (ELP) assessment systems,...
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Higher education - The Economist

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Many hope that a new voluntary test, the Collegiate Learning Assessment, will provide a more objective scorecard.
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The measure of success - Assessment: Why do we do it?

The measure of success - Assessment: Why do we do it? | Assessment | Scoop.it
This week's post serves as an introduction to a tricky but important topic: assessment. As with every other aspect of education I have written about on Clean Slate, once I started writing down my t...

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Les Howard's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:47 AM

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A Path Forward For Higher Ed Innovations Such as Prior Learning Assessment - New America Foundation (blog)

A Path Forward For Higher Ed Innovations Such as Prior Learning Assessment New America Foundation (blog) Today, as the President announced his new plan to make college more affordable, one of the three broad goals in his ambitious agenda focused on...
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Analysis of a PARCC ELA Assessment Task Through an ELL Lens (Part 1)

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As you may have heard, the Common Core assessment consortium PARCC just released new sample items last week in English language arts (ELA) in grades 3-11 and in mathematics in grades 3-8 and high s...


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How To Use Formative Assessment With (And Without) Technology - Edudemic

How To Use Formative Assessment With (And Without) Technology - Edudemic | Assessment | Scoop.it
Formative assessment tends to be a little more nebulous, and perhaps harder to nail it down with technology.

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Simon Vasey's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:13 PM

A great infographic summarizing some fun platforms and methods to formatively assess your students.

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SBAC Portal posts scoring guides and manuals with sample assessment

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Smarter Balanced has now posted scoring guides and manuals to go with the sample assessments.
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Tax assessment battle over bees back in court - Mail Tribune

Tax assessment battle over bees back in court Mail Tribune The county disqualified all of the cleared land, except for the single acre upon which Jacob's apiaries sit, from its farm use special assessment status, saying it was "currently lying idle...
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Assessment for learning: are you using it effectively in your classroom? - The Guardian (blog)

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Assessing the pros and cons of assessment - The Australian

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Assessing the pros and cons of assessment The Australian That's in part to afford faculty flexibility to define their own learning outcomes and methods of measurement, whether by tests, written assignments or other means; professors -- subject...
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Educators debate Common Core State Standards - Laramie Boomerang

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Educators debate Common Core State Standards Laramie Boomerang Julie Magee — Wyoming Department of Education director for standards, assessment and accountability — said the National Governors' Association and the Council of Chief State School...
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Measured Progress COMMON CORE(TM) Assessment Program Now Available ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Measured Progress COMMON CORE(TM) Assessment Program Now Available ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Assessment | Scoop.it
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ExamView enables educators to easily create, administer, and manage formative and summative assessments.
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Obama plan to rank colleges: Will it raise thinking skills? - Christian Science Monitor

Obama plan to rank colleges: Will it raise thinking skills? - Christian Science Monitor | Assessment | Scoop.it
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Obama plan to rank colleges: Will it raise thinking skills?
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Perhaps one of the best tests is the latest Collegiate Learning Assessment, known as CLA+.
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Guide for Educational Rubrics & Assessment for Teachers - K12

Guide for Educational Rubrics & Assessment for Teachers - K12 | Assessment | Scoop.it
A large selection of K-12 Rubrics and Assessment Tools for Teachers including ready made and do-it-yourself rubric generators for student assessment.

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Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment - Huffington Post

Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment - Huffington Post | Assessment | Scoop.it
Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment Huffington Post But where we really get stupid about this -- where we really put the ASS in assessment -- is insisting that teachers need such test results in order to provide quality instruction...
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Transition to Assessments Based on Common Core State Standards in California

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson talks about California's transition to assessments based on the Common Core State Standards, uploade...


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Are we ready for the #CommonCore assessments? Supes on two #edtech implementation barriers

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The study findings revealed that supes believe that the 2 main barriers to their technology leadership during implementation are:

(a)    Resistance to changes in traditional mindsets by other district stakeholders

(b)   Lack of sufficient funding for technology purchases and technology upgrades


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Creating an Assessment Culture

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What Is It and Are We Really Making Disciples? (For so long, churches have claimed success because their focus was on bodies, budgets, and buildings.
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States eye changes in assessments; some start looking outside Consortia


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Advances in the PARCC ELA/Literacy Assessment


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College assessment test poses problems - Duke Chronicle

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College assessment test poses problems
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At the end of this academic year, graduating seniors from colleges across the country will have the option to sit for a test that could have a big impact on their futures.
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The Cloud Assessment: Getting It Right - Channel Partners

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The Cloud Assessment: Getting It Right
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If your agency is like most, you have already ventured into selling cloud services to your clients and prospects.
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Getting Your School Tech Ready for Common Core Assessments - T.H.E. Journal

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Getting Your School Tech Ready for Common Core Assessments.
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