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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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Digital Assessments Evolve for Students With Autism

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
Assistive technologies for students with autism have progressed with the help of iPads, tablets, and apps that assess learning, social skills, and communication, according to experts.
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Assistive Tech for Testing Merges Into Mainstream

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:09am
The growing use of computer-based assessments is opening the door for all students to tap into accommodations once reserved primarily for students with disabilities.
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US approves California's new K-12 testing plan

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 8:11am
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Rural schools ask Wis. lawmakers for more cash

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 8:11am
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Digital Advances, Common Core Fuel New Testing Approaches

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:58am
Online assessments—for high-stakes tests and classroom exams—are the undeniable wave of the future and a key tool for customizing instruction, experts say.
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Testing Digital Tools to Improve Formative Assessments

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:58am
Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction.
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