Tag: tests

Educational Forms, Formal Education

Let’s Have Better Debates About Standardized Tests

March 11, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Reasonable people can come to different conclusions about the proper role of standardized testing, what qualities should be measured and how to measure them. Those debates are healthy and productive. It’s less productive when we stake out our positions without […]

Education Tech

Are Algorithms the Answer?

July 1, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

At more than 70 percent of colleges, placement tests determine whether students need to take remedial courses. If those tests are inaccurate, students may find themselves incorrectly placed on a remedial track and enrolled in noncredit classes that delay them […]


How Will Students Take AP Tests During the Pandemic? At Home, With an Open Book.

April 3, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Changes to a major standardized test usually take months—or even years—to develop and are typically announced well in advance of the first official exam sitting. Not so during a pandemic. On April 3, the College Board offered details about alterations […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How Playful Assessment Unseated Standardized Tests at One School

December 11, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

A single hallway nestled inside Murray High School houses a newly redesigned middle school where students have been mapping out their colonization of Mars, organizing local and national election campaigns and designing labyrinthine escape rooms for the past three months. […]

Education Tech

Florida public schools may get to use alternative tests

January 28, 2016

Via: Education Week

Florida’s public schools may get to use alternative tests such as the SAT and ACT for their yearly tests. A Senate panel voted Tuesday for a bill that would give school districts the option of switching from the Florida Standards […]