Register |  Lost Password?
eSchool News

Preparing for Common Core Assessments

Ohio drops PARCC, calling it a ‘damaged’ brand

The longer, tougher PARCC school tests, criticized by many as too time-consuming and full of technological glitches, are gone from Ohio after one year -- before students and schools even…

Why you should stop testing and start assessing

The thought of asking students to take tests to show their knowledge had never crossed my mind. My goal has always been to design courses that capture the interest of…

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

At one district, homegrown online assessments prove valuable for teachers, students, and parents alike.…

Posting PARCC exams on social media is copyright infringement

Is monitoring kids on social media following high-stakes testing a violation of student privacy? One lawyer representing those testmakers vigorously asserts it is not.…

The good, the bad, and the ugly of today’s online testing

Leaders from 3 districts who recently took the PARCC online tests share the highlights and major lowlights from their recent experience. Being prepared may not be everything: You also might…

Smarter Balanced tests demand more of students

"The challenge is the level of rigor," says one district's deputy Superintendent This spring, students throughout Clark County and across Washington will take a new standardized test called the Smarter Balanced…

The best tips for getting your school ready for Common Core assessments

An elearning pro shares how to prioritize to make the transition to online assessments smoother As with anything in life, certain tradeoffs must happen in order for schools to spread…

Common Core testing will require digital literacy skills

Common Core testing will require digital literacy skills

The shift toward online exams aligned with the Common Core standards will require much more preparation than making sure networks can handle the strain; students will need basic digital literacy…

Ed-tech leaders brace for online testing

Ed-tech leaders brace for online testing

What keeps ed-tech leaders up at night? Making sure their schools are prepared to roll out high-stakes testing to students online by the 2014-15 school year is a chief concern,…

How to prepare for Common Core testing—and why current teacher evaluation systems won’t help

How to prepare for Common Core testing—and why current teacher evaluation systems won’t help

To prepare for more rigorous assessments aligned with the Common Core standards, teachers will need more time and opportunities to collaborate with each other, education professor Linda Darling-Hammond told superintendents…

Page 1 of 212