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Common Core testing expands to more states

January 30, 2015 6:00 pm
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The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is a new standardized assessment created last year which covers mathematics, reading and writing. This test is taken by students in grades 3 to 8, as well as grade 11. It is intended to be... View Article

Learning from the Los Angeles edtech failure

January 29, 2015 6:00 pm
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In June 2013, the Los Angeles School Board of Education signed a $30 million iPad deal with Apple, with the intent of providing iPads to all of the students in the district.  As Weiss says, the program was “envisioned as a... View Article

Is standardized testing taking up too much time?

January 20, 2015 6:00 pm
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There has been an increase in talk to reduce standardized testing in grade school across North America. Ohio reduces standardized testing hours In Ohio, it was recommended by the Ohio Department of Education to reduce testing by roughly 20%. According... View Article