State Test Results Are Getting Closer To Student Achievement On NAEP

Achieve – Staff Writer “In 2015, we first released this report, Proficient vs. Prepared, showing large disparities between most state test results and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). With states taking action to transition to new,...

Texting In The Dark Hits Student Grades

Forbes – Nick Morrison “Students who text in the dark get less sleep and perform worse at school than those who put down their phones when they switch off their lights. New research suggests that the sleep-delaying impact of ‘blue light’ emitted from...

Third party, curriculum-based testing, the wave of the future?

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Studies suggest that the process of preparing for and taking a test can enhance learning and information retention. Research also confirms that testing can be a useful assessment tool.   Recently there has been a great deal...

The SAT, now the No. 2 college test, pushes to reclaim supremacy

The Washington Post – Nick Anderson “The SAT, once the nation’s dominant college admission exam, fell behind the ACT in recent years after its rival locked up huge swaths of the market through contracts to provide testing in public schools and more...

Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities

The New York Times – Motoko Rich “For the first time since 1990, the mathematical skills of American students have dropped, according to results of a nationwide test released by the Education Department on Wednesday. The decline appeared in both Grades 4...

How the Common Core Is Transforming the SAT

The Atlantic – Emmanuel Felton “High-school students who enjoy obscure vocabulary and puzzle-like math problems might want to sign up for the SAT now, before the 89-year-old college-admissions test is revamped this March to better reflect what students are...