ACT Assessments are Beginning This Month

A new suite of ACT assessments are beginning this month, starting in Alabama where state officials are warning that they are not meant to rank schools or assess teachers.  Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice cautioned today that the new assessments...

Evaluating Effectiveness of Common Core

States that adopted Common Core standards in the beginning now have the perspective for evaluating effectiveness of Common Core.  With a track record of several years, they can determine how effective the standards are, and get feedback from teachers. The Common Core...

Florida is On Target to Replace the FCAT by 2015

As a result of sweeping changes in curriculum and standardized testing Florida is on target to replace the FCAT by 2015.  The time frame is tight. But state education officials say they are on schedule to replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT,...

Moving Toward Computerized Testing

Many schools are moving toward computerized testing. There won’t be anymore #2 pencils or fill in the bubble on the blue test sheets. Not only are schools being pushed to have tougher standards for state exams but they will test in a whole new way. Bubble sheets...