Tag: testing

Educational Forms, Formal Education

4 simple strategies to help students ace standardized tests

April 3, 2023

Via: eSchool News

Standardized tests can be hard on students. Many of us still remember the frustration and anxiety we experienced when we were younger and sat down for our first round of testing. To make matters worse, it’s fairly common for students […]

Educational Forms, Informal learning

4 considerations for remote proctoring systems

February 10, 2023

Via: eCampus News

While it was already relatively common practice before the COVID-19 pandemic, remote proctoring has become even more popular at institutions across the nation, leading to concerns and the need for important considerations as these systems are designed. In response to […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Testing is the key to a successful fall reopening on campuses

August 10, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Hardly a day goes by without a story in the news media on the unsettled state of higher education this fall. The importance of opening our campuses is not in dispute. The question is: Can we do it safely? Colleges […]


Ed Dept official: Don’t expect testing waivers this year

July 27, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Prior to Blew’s remarks, some states had already started seeking assessment waivers for the upcoming school year. On June 18, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced they would seek a standardized testing waiver, saying high-stakes […]


Poll: Most Texans express trust in teachers, doubts about standardized testing

February 21, 2020

Via: Education Dive

More residents of red states like Texas are speaking up to support teachers and public schools, a trend that could threaten Republicans’ influence on those parts of the country. In 2018 in Chandler, Arizona, hundreds of parents and students joined […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Does cutting high-stakes testing increase teacher retention?

February 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report notes teacher turnover has consequences for student achievement and poses an expensive financial burden for schools. Indeed, districts around the country struggle to retain teachers, and the problem is getting worse. In the 2011-12 school year, 3.1% of […]


Computer-based testing bugs bite schools again

April 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Last year, several states reported problems with their computer-based testing systems. For example, Tennessee’s schools suffered problems with its testing system following an alleged cyberattack that turned out to be a combination of bugs in Questar’s software and a slow […]


Does the American approach to testing need to change?

September 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While tests in many other countries are high-stakes propositions for students, in the U.S., they are high-stakes propositions for teachers and schools. Standardized test scores matter little to students in the context of their classroom experience, because they rarely affect […]

Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Why testing prevails in K-12 education

November 10, 2016

Via: Education Dive

The Obama administration on Friday announced new priorities surrounding the Enhancement Assessment Grant program, designed to help states and districts get smarter about standardized testing. The new efforts build upon an October 2015 announcement of President Barack Obama’s new Testing Action […]