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State of the States: Florida

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:11pm
Facing a tough re-election campaign, Gov. Rick Scott told state lawmakers in his annual address that he plans to budget $18.8 billion for the state's public schools in fiscal year 2015.
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Let's Mend, Not End, Educational Testing

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:51am
Sound assessments are integral to good teaching and learning, but they must not be used beyond their technical limits, writes Madhabi Chatterji.
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Wisconsin schools could shorten school year

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:15am
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Bill sets new requirements for voucher schools

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:15am
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Testing Skeptics Aim to Build Support for Opt-Out Strategy

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:05am
Critics of high-stakes testing believe having parents refuse to let their children take assessments could force policymakers to take note of their cause.
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Cuomo repeats pre-K funding vow

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:40pm
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Few Kansas City school families seek transfers

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:06pm
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Adaptive Tech., Secure Browsers Aim to Curb Student Cheating

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:15am
As schools put the technology in place for online assessments, they are looking carefully at how to use new technologies to prevent cheating.
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Testing Embedded in Digital Games Yields Key Data

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:10am
The feedback from students' performance provides a deeper insight into how they solve problems, allowing educators to identify their strengths and weaknesses quicker, experts say.
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Q&A: Designing Game-Based Assessments That Engage Students

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
Arthur C. Graesser, a University of Memphis professor of experimental and cognitive psychology, says "you have to be very subtle in smuggling in serious content."
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Evaluating Schools' Tech. Readiness for Common-Core Testing

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
State and district officials acknowledge that they face many unknowns about their technological readiness for new online assessments for the standards.
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Movement Grows to Assess Students' Digital Literacy

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
No longer just about how to use digital tools to measure abilities in core academic areas, many educators say assessments should also evaluate technology skills.
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'Learning Menus' Empower Students to Tailor Curriculum

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
The "curriculum playlist" concept centers around the idea that content should be unbundled so that users can reassemble it according to their preferences.
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Digital Simulations Emphasize Problem Solving

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
Simulations designed to make students communicate and work with others to solve problems are receiving new attention in K-12 testing, despite questions about cost, reliability, and validity.
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Districts Tackle Technology Gaps

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
The gap between districts that appear to be well prepared to put digital instruction and assessment in place and those that aren't is significant.
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Essay-Grading Software Seen as Time-Saving Tool

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
Teachers are eager for new tools to help students develop into better writers, but critics question the ability of the software to critique writing.
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