Tag: Testing and Assessments
October 4, 2017
A survey of California registered voters also shows strong support for school districts to devote more funds and resources to addressing the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students.
September 13, 2017
Students will take pilot tests based on new science standards.
August 29, 2017
Due to inaccurate data, state now anticipates releasing this year's math and reading test results by Sept. 13.
August 6, 2017
Three dozen California districts and charter networks say free tests raise expectations and remove a barrier for applying to college.
May 29, 2017
California students go online in record numbers to take Common Core-aligned tests, with few glitches
Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
May 10, 2017
The State Board of Education agreed to spend $1.5 million more on testing, including nearly $500,000 on new "Science Academies" intended to help teachers better understand the Next Generation Science Standards.
April 28, 2017
Computer-based exam based on Next Generation Science Standards to be given through June.
April 12, 2017
Across California, 34 high schools and 12 districts have formed a network to promote performance-based assessments, including portfolios. These are the end product of months of intense collaboration, research, critical thinking and multiple revisions that students typically present in their senior year.
February 28, 2017
Two California schools among hundreds in U.S. taking international test to compare themselves globally
More than 100 U.S. schools are using an international test of 15-year-olds to see how they stack up against others around the world.
February 23, 2017
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
January 29, 2017
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
January 18, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
December 21, 2016
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
December 13, 2016
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.